Violence, Racism, Injustice – How Do We Respond?

Terrorists bomb airports in Paris, Brussels and Turkey. A gay dance club in Orlando is attacked by a terrorist gunman. Black men shot and killed in traffic stops, police racism alleged. Police ambushed and killed in Dallas by a gunman who wanted to “kill some white people.” These are just a few recent news... -Read More


Why? Why? Why?

In Psalm 44 the psalmist asks God a question that most of us have asked at one time or another — why? To paraphrase, he is telling God to wake up, come down and help us for we are in a lot of trouble. He acknowledges believing all the fathers have told him about... -Read More


Healing the Trauma of Kids in Crisis

The results of a study done by the Harvard Medical School, the University of Michigan and the Casey Family Program found that children in foster care were twice as likely to suffer from PTSD than other children. This is some alarming information and causes us to ask the question why? Are children coming into... -Read More


Shame on You

Shame is a terrible emotion to feel about yourself. It is not simply that I have done something bad, but I am bad.  Many people have a shamed based identity. Their selftalk is constantly reminding them they are wrong, a mistake, inadequate, and unlovable. This outlook is a major reason they are not overcomers... -Read More


My Life Lens

We all look at life through a certain perspective or lens. For some it is positive; for some it is negative. Another way we can state these two views are the blessed one or the cursed one. The cursed one feels nothing good ever happens to him. The blessed one is amazed at God’s... -Read More


My Life Lens

John Hawkins, Sr. Good News   We all look at life through a certain perspective or lens. For some it is positive; for some it is negative. Another way we can state these two views are the blessed one or the cursed one. The cursed one feels nothing good ever happens to him. The... -Read More


Speak Their Love Language

Everyone wants to be loved and this is the month when our minds and hearts focus on relationships. People talk about falling into and out of love. They wonder, “Why can’t it always be the way it was in the beginning when we first fell in love?” Once that emotional high, known as the... -Read More


Fear ­ The Boogeyman Under The Bed

A new year and new opportunities. However, many only see new unknowns. The unknown and the unfamiliar tend to produce fear in most people. Fear of what will happen next and where? Fear, worry, anxiety, stress, they are all the same. These are issues people have faced since the beginning of time. The original... -Read More


Watch Out For The Grinch

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is an annual Christmas program popular with children and even some adults. Have you ever wondered why? Christmas stories and the spirit of Christmas bring hope to earth for a short season. Hope that perhaps peace on earth and good will towards men is a real possibility. For a... -Read More


Authenticity – When Image Matches Reality

Every public figure has an image. On a regular basis there is a news story about some public figure where the image is found to not match the reality. No profession is immune to this disappointing and disillusioning event, be it politician, pastor, business person, teacher or whoever. It has been said, “You impress... -Read More