Don’t Cry He Has Risen

Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead He paid it all on that lonely highway, And His anointing I can feel He shed His blood for my transgressions, And by His stripes we are healed Kirk Franklin – … Continue reading

The Art of Noise Part I

On a starry night of perfectly serene quiet in the month of October; with the harvest awaiting its reaping, lights flicker inside of the orange pumpkin shells and our world sighs In lieu of the approaching winter holiday season. The quietness of peace is stealthily replaced by the carefully crafted “Art of Noise.” Just turn on the radio … Continue reading

“Walk a Mile in my Shoes”

Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but … Continue reading

The Fierce Urgency of Now Part 2: What Dose it All really Mean Today

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always … Continue reading

Anthology 2013 A Spanish Lullaby Part III

“In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;  the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,and a little child will lead them all”.    Elizabeth Conde-Frazier wrote this widely acclaimed book (Listen to the Children-Conversations with Immigrant Families)  which brings the hard realities and … Continue reading

Won’t you be My Neighbor?

“What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?”“The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, “Go and do the same Luke 10:25-37 The Message (MSG) The Jews typically interpreted “neighbor,” meaning “one who is near,” in terms of members of the same … Continue reading


This time of year we often hear the nostalgic runs of a Martin Luther King speech or hear a negro spiritual that sends chills down our spine. Talk of harmony and unity flow through the air like the winter breezes that we remain sheltered from. Meanwhile, just outside the sacred enclosures of our various levels … Continue reading

Just an Illusion Part 2: The Dust of Our Diversity

Once again, we refer back to Just an Illusion Part1  and the familiar song “Life is a Dream and Heaven is Reality” by Anointed. Considering deeper consideration of the lyrics in relation to where we place our importance; be it in reality compared to Fantasy, Illusion, Delusion, and the relationship of existence between them all.  The Bible puts … Continue reading

Perception: The Lens on our World

Lens on our World Perception is the point at which the reality becomes subjective to the circuitry and data configuration of the receiver. In simple language, the received information through the eye; or figuratively the ability to take in external information from our 5 senses and process it in some fashion that can be interpreted … Continue reading

Strike a Pose: Posture, Attitude, and Cultural Implications

Christ struck a pose of matchless compassion on the Cross. That scene has left an indelible impression in our hearts and minds, when he was lifted between heaven and earth, Jesus became the consummate bridge of God to humanity and of humanity, one to another. “And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will … Continue reading