Dealing With Sensitive Situations In Life

Sometimes life is going to throw at you a sensitive situation or two, and it takes some serious patience and time to get through it. It's at times in life like this when you wonder when things will start to pick up again. It might be that one thing after the other seems to be going wrong, and there's just nothing you can do about it. The sensitive times we're thinking about are not the times where … [Read more...]

The Parable of the Onion

The bad onion I bought. I’m a frank communicator. I don’t beat around the bush. I don’t tell a backstory. I get straight to the point. I used to preach this way too. I didn’t see the value in stories, illustrations and object lessons. It wasn’t until I worked for Rev. Delman Coates, Ph.D. at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland that I gained an appreciation for stories … [Read more...]

Spiritual Lessons from Parenting: Simply Ask

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake?” Matthew 7:7-10 (NRSV) This week I found … [Read more...]