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20 Lessons in 2020

2020 has surely been a year a like no other. It has been filled with heartache, injustice and equality, and a pandemic that continues to ravish the country. And despite all that could have destroyed us, here we are standing, head held high, ready to take on and conquer whatever 2021 brings with it! Jamias …

The Chicken & The Pig

Are you bringing a contribution or making a sacrifice? Are you merely involved or totally committed? A pig and a chicken sharing the same barnyard heard about a church’s program to feed the hungry. The pig and the chicken discussed how they could help. The chicken said, “I’ve got it! We’ll provide bacon and eggs …

3 Life Changing Questions for 2019 and Beyond

At the beginning of each year, many will start the new year with vision boards, resolutions, and all sorts of promises and plans.  Some will even assign the year a mantra or motto and deem this “The year of (fill in the blank).” There is absolutely nothing wrong with that and I firmly believe that …

Action Time!

Recently, I had surgery, a surgery in which I did not fully grasp the severity of the injury, the extensiveness of the surgery, or the length of recovery. Initially, it threw me off and left me bewildered and second-guessing my rationale in having the surgery to begin with. How often have you been faced with …

Ancient One

I’m ancient like an Egyptian pyramid, people come to me just to see what I think; Drop jewels of knowledge and love, I’m the blueprint they used to build the Sphinx. So ancient I flow like the river Nile, limitless, strong current, and covering vast territory; When you thirst, take one sip from my waters …

Anything is Possible

Disclaimer:  I did not vote for the President-Elect nor am I in favor of the new regime entering the White House or being appointed to create policy and make decisions that will ultimately and drastically change the landscape of our country.  Please read this with that in mind and feel free to comment AFTER you …

Thankful Thursdays

Excellence, distinguished, dignified, eminent are all characteristics that would be apropos to describe our President, @BarackObama, but humble, serene, sympathetic, cerebral, strategist, husband, father, and ultimate leader, would suffice just as equally.  While many may have cheered his departure from the White House, many more mourned that he would no longer preside from the oval …

Feel Good Friday

It’s the weekend baby and although we should not be living for the weekend, it is always good to look forward to a break from the work week.  It has been a week of continued nationwide turmoil, political madness, tragic deaths in the sports world, and the normal stresses of daily life… but we made …

My Country ‘Tis of Thee

My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; Land where my forefathers and brothers continue to die, land where it seems okay to kill a black man and still no answer to why, Yelling from the mountaintops, when will justice ring? As yet another name, #TerenceCrutcher, has been added to the …

#NoMoreTears

Jay-Z penned a heartfelt ode entitled “Song Cry” (circa 2002) that depicted an array of emotions that no longer manifested physically, so instead, he had to make the “song cry.”  As I write this opus to mankind, all I can think to do is make the pen cry. Unless you are oblivious to the world …