Simple Eyes

Your eye is the lamp of your body - Luke 11:34, NIV We met in Rafiki's training village in Rwanda.  There are ten villages and each one provides living and educational facilities through Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows.    Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili.  The organization befriends orphans and widows in …

Continue reading Simple Eyes

What is Lacking

The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” - Matthew 19:20 All week I got this nagging sense that God was trying to tell me something.  I have been racking my brains trying to figure out what it is.  Finally, I decided to …

Continue reading What is Lacking

Called

Ah, Lord GOD!  Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth - Jeremiah 1:6 When God called me to be a pastor, I was scared.  I felt that at 26, I was too young to be lead the congregation of a megachurch here in Birmingham, Alabama but while I was praying about it, the …

Continue reading Called

Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Five years have passed since I took Nasha to the shelter for street children.  A lot has happened within that time.  I'm still handing out tracts but now I'm a Youth leader in my church.  My Mother is back home and she hasn't touch a drink since she checked into the Drug and Alcohol Rehab …

Continue reading Janco’s Story (Part Two)

Finish the Race

"And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,  except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.  But I don’t place any value on my life, if only I can finish my …

Continue reading Finish the Race

The Queen of Soul

"When God loves you, what can be better than that?" ~ Aretha Franklin There is so much I could write about Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul but I decided to concentrate on the highlights of her music career and her "social and civic contributions". Aretha Louise Franklin was  born on March 25, 1942 in …

Continue reading The Queen of Soul

The Christian Faith

Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men” - Mark 1:17 The Christian faith has mushroomed into what it is today thanks to men and women who were willing to let the Holy Spirit work in and through them to share the Gospel with others.  It all started …

Continue reading The Christian Faith

Paul’s Example

Upon his arrival at Rome, Paul was placed in a gloomy dungeon, there to remain until his course should be finished. Accused of instigating one of the basest and most terrible of crimes against the city and the nation, he was the object of universal execration - Acts of the Apostles, p.490 Day 4 of …

Continue reading Paul’s Example

Rescued

She came from Niger, a place notorious for child marriage. Her name is Abayomi which means "she brings me joy". She was only 14 when her parents insisted that she got married Abayomi was filled with horror.  She had heard stories of  girls as young as seven years  old being sold into marriage. She didn't …

Continue reading Rescued

Serving

For as long as she could remember she loved inviting strangers to her home for a meal. She lived by these words, “Do not forget to entertain Strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained Angels.”   As she served them, she shared her faith.  She wanted them to know that there was a …

Continue reading Serving