Weathering Storms

Storms usually come when we don’t expect them. In 2017, the United States experienced three major storms that brought massive rain, flooding, and devastation to Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Flooded streets left people stranded in their homes and many...
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The Cost of Freedom

Our freedom always comes at a cost. The freedom we enjoy as Americans cost our founding fathers and all those who defend our nation something. For many, it cost them their lives. Likewise, our spiritual freedom comes at a great...
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Abundance

  Inspire Back in October, while out walking, I saw in my mind a picture of a cluster of African oil palm fruits. As I processed this image, I realized that the image matched my word for 2017, “Abundance”. West...
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Peace in Life’s Storms

  Another unexpected hospital admission. I had to decide whether to stay or go on a planned retreat. The decision was tough, but I felt the nudge to go. I stood on the beach on a nice chilly January morning,...
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A Call to Courageous Love

  The options were not so great. Violence and oppression forced a young man to think outside of the box. Given his age and agility, it made sense for him to flee without looking back. However, this young man chose...
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A Gift of Streams in the Desert

  What a great month it’s been! Several big events happened during the last few weeks. These events are a welcomed change from the status quo of continuously being in the “desert”. I see these events as God’s way of providing...
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A Generous and Prayerful Mom

It was a nice cool day to walk on the beach. I took in the sounds of the waves and remembered my mother. She was my family’s guardian angel. My mom rose early in the morning and faithfully prayed for...
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Transitioning into 2017

As one year closes out and another rolls in, Mediating on all your wonderful works and faithfulness, Inspires songs of praise, I praise your Holy Name, King of the Ages. The end of year is often a time to reflect....
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Jamaica 2016: Answered Prayers in an Unexpected Way

If you told me in January that I would go to Jamaica this year, my response would be, not in my plans. You see, I was trying to survive daily. Just when I thought I could not handle one more...
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