At some point in life we have struggled with a burden. Some burdens are so difficult to carry that if you are not careful you can be crushed beneath the load; especially when you are carrying the load alone. What do you do when your burden has become too heavy for you to carry? In … Continue reading Help Someone: Help Yourself
We all love to watch movies where people who are victimized are victorious in the end. We sat and our hearts ached when we saw the obstacles they faced and the hardships they had to endure. We celebrated their victory then we told our friends and family that the movie was great. In life, we … Continue reading Recall God’s Goodness
January is the month where we make plans for the year. We evaluate our past and make plans to improve some areas of our lives. Those plans for change will benefit us both professionally and personally. Sometimes the plans are realistic and attainable; other times, they are unrealistic and unattainable. But for plans to successful … Continue reading Walk in Wisdom
Everything people do or accomplish in life has a story. The individuals who earned a scholarship have a story to tell. It's a story of discipline and hard work. It's a story of forgoing many pleasurable activities so that they can accomplish a goal; success comes with a price tag. The Children of Israel have … Continue reading Remember and Obey
Our relationships are important in life. The dictionary defines relationship as the way two or more people are connected. We from relationships early in life; babies are connected to their parents; children in the same family unit are connected to each other. As we grow, we begin to form connections with others. There are times … Continue reading Stay Connected!
We have been blessed to see 2023; 2022 is behind us and we are wondering what this new year has in store for us. There are many voices of doom and gloom coming at us from every direction; there are national and global problems that crave our attention. If that is not enough, we have … Continue reading He Holds my Hand
Sometimes it’s good to reflect on your life and today I was doing just that. Last school year, I was in a new grade and my district chose new math and ELA curriculums. So in addition to that, everything else was new to me. It can be overwhelming when you have to master the curriculum while teaching the program.
It requires long days at work, long nights at home and sometimes very little sleep. After a while, your body begins to say. “I’m not taking this anymore!” Mine did and I got up one morning, not feeling the best but I thought I could make it. You know what I’m talking about when you pretend you are ok but you are as sick as a dog.
Sometime before my day began, someone came to see me and had difficulty understanding what I was saying. My voice was so soft she…
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Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked,I will remain confident. Psalm 27:3 NLT
War is a terrible time for everyone. It’s stressful for soldiers and civilians alike. It’s especially difficult for the people who live in the war zone; it’s a time of uncertainty and fear. What would you do if you were captured by the enemy? In times of war, parents worry about their children; husbands worry about their wives and everyone is concerned about their safety. Yet David expressed confidence in God’s ability to protect him even if he was surrounded by the enemy.
David was a man who had many experiences with God. He learned in his difficulties that he could trust God. He said, “TheLordis for me, so I will have no fear.What can mere people do to me?” Psalm 118:6. Here is…
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Every society needs a variety of individuals to provide for the needs of their community. Some job descriptions are considered honorable while some are deemed unimportant. One lesson we have all learned from this pandemic, is that everybody has value. The job description that society considered unimportant was rated highly important and necessary during those dark months.
Most people hate working at night. On this particular night, shepherds were in the field. They were counting the hours to go home and go to sleep. Suddenly, there was a strange sighting in the sky and they were terrified. It was an angel. He was there to announce the birth of Jesus. Then, there were angels in the sky praising God.
Luke 2: 15 says, When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord…
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All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virginwill conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’). Isaiah 7:14 NLT
In life people are always looking for signs. I’m sure people who lived one hundred years ago, knew how to read the signs in the skies that told them that rain was coming. Sometimes, you listen to the prediction of the weather and you get outside and you shake your head. But as the day progresses, the change begins to happen; the temperature begins to drop creating the weather for snow. The prophet Isaiah told the people, “The Lord will give them a sign.” Sometimes sign posts can be misdirected by accidents or the power of nature. But when the Lord gives a sign, it stands firm.
When God created man, His…
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