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July 12, 2021 by  
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We are living in a day where there is so much division causing ongoing hostility, violence, and death. Those of us who are God fearing must ask the question: “What part am I playing in the consistent divide and the division within my own community?” We all can be honest with ourselves and speak the […]

PEACE: Reciprocity Overload

June 15, 2021 by  
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How often do you hear — or have someone imply — that “you owe me”? We are so conditioned to believe that we must repay others for the things we’ve received. The whole idea of “paying it forward” means that you too will be blessed. Even when we deprive ourselves of something, we expect a […]

PEACE: Exhale …

May 5, 2021 by  
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These are challenging times, and the trauma of the past year sometimes prompts us to rush back to norms we have grown accustomed to being part of our lives. Take a breath. Move in slower motion, and take time to reflect and think about your next step or the option to stay still. We all […]

PEACE: Stay in the moment

April 7, 2021 by  
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Life moves so fast and sometimes we are eager to keep up or race past it. When our stride moves at a fast pace, we leave something behind or forgotten in our souls. Those forgotten moments are precious for our peace, when time stands still and you can notice the springtime hummingbird buzzing at the […]

PEACE: Refusing to respond to the ‘Gaze’

March 16, 2021 by  
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Toni Morrison often spoke about the “white gaze,” and how many Black people live to satisfy the invisible approval of the majority — even doing so unconsciously in order to be accepted and assimilated within society. She explained how people need to live in such a way that the voice of any oppressor is silent […]

PEACE: The One Constant

February 8, 2021 by  
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Life is ever changing. In the midst of it all, there is peace in becoming one with yourself — because at the end, you only have you. We are the sum of our experiences and the people who surround us. Our history marks the path we travel, and it is important to know ourselves in […]

PEACE: Continuing the Legacy

January 21, 2021 by  
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So many are passing on before us. Those who paved the way for us to stand firm and continue the good fight for positive change. Yes, someone was there before — whether you know or not. But you best believe someone was there making the imprint so that you might be able to develop your […]

PEACE: The control we set free

January 4, 2021 by  
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Society often demands that we stay in control given the positions we maintain. The consistent discipline that the world depends on is itself dependent upon our ability to assimilate and regulate our comfort. But sometimes the universe demands that we stop and release. Let go — and trust the motion of the earth to turn […]

PEACE: Personality feeds the soul

November 16, 2020 by  
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Once, while I was listening to Oprah Winfrey, she dispensed one of the nuggets of wisdom that has placed her among the iconic voices of our time: “Use your personality to feed your soul.” It is sage advice on how to connect to our true destiny. In our day-to-day search for meaning and direction toward […]

PEACE: Find the courage within

October 19, 2020 by  
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We have all been met with challenges and disappointment, and the storm sometimes arrives when we least expect it. But we know it’s coming, and the intense anticipation of negative circumstances builds anxiety and fear of the unknown. I know because it happened to me. And when the fear became overwhelming, I remembered the words […]

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