Leading The Conversation – Accord1

Remember the horror from which we come. Never forget the greatness of a nation that has overcome its division. Let us never descend into destructive divisiveness – Nelson Mandela On June 9th 2014 in Las Vegas, two persons fatally shot two unsuspecting Police officers along with a third innocent victim before turning the Guns on … 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

Who’s driving the Bus and who’s under it?

In recent days sports and its dealings with cultural issues is driving the Bus (debate) on sensitivity. One such debate that has landed on the The Ohio State University, President E. Gordon Gee, who retired yesterday after serving as president of the university from 1990- 1997 and recently from 2007-2013. In December 2012 during an update on … Continue reading

Chemistry to Synergy part 2

Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment. Wisdom and glory is more precious than a small and short-lived folly. Ecclesiastes 10:1 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) The Perfume maker’s admixture with the associated potential of hope, healing, reconciliation and synergy is at risk of being  supplanted by the folly of returning to the same patterns of … Continue reading

Synergy

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 1: Heaven is Reality

  In a 1995 song by Anointed; the words delicately yet deliberately say “Life is a Dream and Heaven is Reality, i’m caught in between. Though this world has everything it’s nothing more than a dream.”   Are we living the dream or is what where living just an illusion? We must ask this question to give … Continue reading

Perception: The Lens on our World Part II

God loves us and will continue to love us eternally. That doesn’t remove the fact that He will hold us accountable for our actions. Yet, we must allow His unconditional Love to move us to view each other and handle our interactions with one another with that same unconditional love. This Love is, for no other reason … Continue reading

Strike A Chord (Accord)

, In the spin room of a political campaign everyone has a righteous position backed up with air tight Ideological platitudes. The Uniting of two political foes, Democratic President, Barack Obama and Republican Convention Keynote Speaker, Governor Chris Christie Bridged the political chasm on behalf of the hurting people of New Jersey, ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Their … Continue reading

Strike a Nerve,

In this year of what some view as one of our most important elections, the level of polarization has risen to volatile levels. Caught in the middle of this, are the fragile interactions between ethnic groups.  As with any chemical compound under stress and decomposition of change, this great American experiment begins to expose dangerous elements. … Continue reading