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Peace in the Desert
Free Isn’t Christ-Like
I no longer ‘free-a-way’ what is valuable to me. None of us do really. You see, once we know our personal value and what is valuable to us, we recognize the cost associated with what we have learned, working in our giftedness and/or living our personal beliefs. We never ‘free-a-away’ again. Read more
OK, President Obama’s position and his personal thoughts regarding gay marriage are just that. They are his personal beliefs. Does this make him less Christian, less black, less good, or more bad? Many would say, “Yes”. However, I think not. We all have varying perspectives and views on this subject and many others. Have you taken a position lately on divorce in our country or your state even (the devastation on families), adultery, abortion, or lying, all of which God hates? I am certain your views vary from my own and the good Christian who sits next to you on Sunday morning. Read more
How many people have I sincerely offered to help whom have refused me? If sincerity were not applied to this question, I would come with a ready answer of many or countless. However, the truth of the matter is ‘sincerely’ shifts the entire paradigm and makes this quite a loaded question. Read more
What is love? Now that is a loaded question. I can only imagine the endless answers I would receive, as our stories, understanding and experiences are so broad and deep. Hell, love as we know it has started many a war or night club brawl. Many of us would wax eloquence and poetry about love. However, in all of our uniqueness and varied backgrounds, there is truly only one answer to the Love question. Read more
In just one week on Saturday, May 12th from noon to 5pm Chicagoan’s will convene on one of the West Loop’s best kept secrets, the “Fulton Market” neighborhood. This rising urban mecca, formerly best known as ‘the meat packing district’ will host “Explore Fulton Market”. Join me, Jeffrey Breslow and a host of this neighborhood’s most exciting artisans, designers, restaurants, boutiques, and more for a fun and really cool day of exploration in Chicago’s West Loop. Read more
1. A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling: the emotions of joy, sorrow, reverence, hate, and love.
2. A state of mental agitation or disturbance: spoke unsteadily in a voice that betrayed his emotion. See Synonyms at feeling.
3. The part of the consciousness that involves feeling; sensibility: ”The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect” (Isaac Bashevis Singer). – theFreeDictionary
I am finding all the more faith comes with a push in my spirit. A push to do the uncomfortable. A push NOT to trust myself and what I know. A push to jump in the water and walk or step in it and part the Red sea. Read more
For 15 years there was dead silence between us. My spirit was deaf. I did not know what to say to Him, and I did not open my mouth. I was a mute. I was on pause, and the batteries were dead. I could no longer hear His voice, and I understood why. I had @!#* it up. I did not see Him anymore, and I no longer felt His touch. So I left. I ended our relationship without one word. I left him. I left the raggedy church, the sorry preachers and I never said goodbye. Read more