EVERYDAY IS A BIRTHDAY

In essence, everyday is a death day. At each days end, sleep closes another chapter in our  life. Every new day is a Resurrection day. We rise from “deaths deception”, resurrected in a new expression of ourselves. Everyday is a Judgment day. Its close passes judgment upon the deeds of the past twenty-four hours. We can make…

LEARNING TO HATE

LEARNING TO HATE By G. Anthony Williams I examine the origins of racial hate as demonstrated in “The Artificial Nigger”, a short story, written by Flannery O’Conner in 1955.  American author Flannery O’Connor tells the story of a racist southern grandfather who takes his naïve grandson on a day trip to Atlanta to teach him a…

Freedom means choice—our choice of what we do with our bodies, our money, our lives. If we decline to choose, the choice will be made for us. If we don’t use or claim our freedom, we are giving it away. No matter what we choose we are responsible for that choice. FREEDOM OF SPIRIT Freedom…

There are really only two ways to approach life-as a victim or as a gallant fighter-and you must decide if you want to fight or surrender, deal your own cards or or play with a stacked deck. And if you don’t decide which way to play with life, it always plays with you.–Merle Shain. NO…

When we approach life tentatively,we fail to live fully, we reap only a portion of its gifts. It’s like watching a movie in black and white that’s supposed to be in Technicolor. Our lives are meant to be lived in color. It demands courage to live in a way that allows life’s colors to emerge…

I’ve been told that only the strongest of the strong survived “The Crossing”. I’m reminded of that fact when I witness moments like this. Living life means responding , wholly, to our joys and our challenges. It means not avoiding the experiences that we fear we are unable to handle. Only through our survival of…

Celebrate who you are, instead of fussing and worrying about how different you are, be grateful that you’re unique. Finding the balance between what you love, what you’re good at, and what you get paid well to do is what we all seek, but we don’t all succeed. What I strongly believe is that we…

It’s just as easy to think, “I can” as it is to think, “I can’t.” But what a difference!   There is a pattern to all life including ours. The “I can” people are the ones we want to spend time with. These are the people who have the positive outlook we are all born with. …

How many times have we wanted to change something very badly, only to realize at a later date that doing so would have been a major disaster? Often we pursue a certain want or desire when something, else may be for our higher good. There are some things we can change who our friends are, our hair color,…

 Do we think it’s weak to need a break? When we detach with Love, we still care, we still pray and wish for the best for our friend, loved one, or family member, but we know that other people’s problems belong to them, not to us. “Love is something that if you give it away,…