As we are closing out another month in the year of our Lord, 2021, we are still dealing with the realities of life. We are born. We live. And, we die. Covid-19 has brought the possibility and reality of death to a point of commonality for the whole world. Within our own families, in the church family, in our friend groups, our work groups, our community groups, or just plain paying attention to the news cycle, Covid-19 has eclipsed the sense of isolation for ma
My Dearest Zion Memorial Church Family, I have been so blessed to have journeyed with you through this impactful season of COVID-19. We are coming through this situation stronger and better than ever. Many of you have stepped up with a level of faithfulness and leadership that I believe is only beginning to bear fruit in our collective relationship with God. I think many of us who have been faithfully showing up on a consistent basis will also admit that it has been tiring
Here we are, almost into the last quarter of the year, a time when we approach major holidays and transitions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Through all that we have been going through, one thing that is true and sure, God has been with us and God has been blessing us.
Now, you might be able to list all of the problems, trials, tribulations, and troubles that seem to plague you, bother you, make you uncomfortable and lead to worry, anxiety and
Beloved, As I have often said, “If you laugh and smile more than you cry and frown, you will be ahead of most people in this world.” The joy that leads to you laughing and smiling more than you cry and frown comes from the Lord. Many of you will look forward to joy in many things with one of those things being football, NFL football to be exact. It is football season and some of you have been waiting since the Super Bowl’s end to get back to watching it again. This Sunday is
Beloved, I must ask your forgiveness for the tardiness of this message. I got busy with some other things and am now making sure that I fulfill my commitment to providing the Wednesday word to you as I have done for every Wednesday for the last few years. Please charge my lateness to my head and not my heart that loves you dearly. When it comes to fulfilling our commitments, do you ever struggle with what to do and how to do it? Do you sometimes have a problem with getting
On this Wednesday, September 1st, we have officially passed thru two-thirds of 2021. We have the last four months of the year before us and then we will prayerfully usher in 2022. God has truly blessed us during this period of time in dealing with Covid-19, social unrest, economic upheaval, political high drama, personal issues, situations and concerns in our health, wealth, and relationships be they physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual. If you are readin
Beloved, Sometimes, when we fall down on our knees to have a valuable conversation with God, we might wonder how to pray and what to pray for. As I have continued to process the tragic news of the student that was killed at Mt. Tabor High School by another Mt. Tabor High School student, it made me think about the first murder recorded in our scripture, The Holy Bible. One brother, Cain, killed his own brother, Abel. He, Cain, seemed to lack remorse in the moment as God aske