Category Archives: SPIRITUAL REINFORCEMENT

Looking into various matters and issues concerning religion, society, spirituality and how they interact with one another.

Answers for Victims of Abuse

National DV Hotline: 1−800−799−SAFE(7233)

Do we have answers for victims of abuse? They all have questions. They are all seeking answers, but what do we have to offer them? I suppose it could be considered humorous that the top search engine term on my blog site was once “pastor cartoon.” I still have not figured that one out for…

WE DON’T USE THE “N” WORD ANYMORE – DO WE?

Is it really complete?

The book and movie, “The Help,” broke many records for sales of copies, tickets and pay-per-view, so perhaps the time is excellent to look back on racism in America. It was the late 1950s. I only recall three terms used to describe “the darker race” in America: Negro, the coloreds and the “N” word. No…

FORGIVE MY ABUSER

Freedom is found in forgiveness

FORGIVE MY ABUSER WAIT! Forgive my abuser? Are you kidding me? I’m still right in the midst of being abused on a daily basis. How do you expect me to forgive my abuser? To forgive my abuser does not mean to forget the abuse he/she dished out. Jesus said, “To be forgiven, you must first…

MAYA ANGELOU

MAYA ANGELOU  Maya Angelou… What do I, a short Caucasian blonde daughter of the South have in common with Maya Angelou?  When I think of Maya Angelou, I think of how I love her work, her smile, the twinkle in her eyes and her manner of presence. It seems every time she speaks or puts…

GO DOWN DEATH

Angel of Death

GO DOWN DEATH Mama went on home May 12, 1999, thirteen years ago at 10:00 tonight. I will always remember the details of that day. Every May 12 it comes to visit. Thirteen years ago, at this very moment, I was lying beside her in the hospital bed, holding her, caressing her arms and hair,…

LENT AND MARDI GRAS

mardi gras

LENT AND MARDI GRAS  Having been raised in the Southern Baptist Church, Lent was never a part of our worship or practice. I was informed recently when it was Ash Wednesday, and my friend was going to a special service at his church. Another acquaintance was in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. So, why am…