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What We Live By

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the standard belief of those living at the time was that the earth was flat. There was also a time when the pervading belief among the scholars of the time was that the solar system, and the universe per…

This Issue: Belief

I know it’s a challenge.  With this paradigm shift and everything coming up and out, it’s a challenge to believe we are at the core of ultimate unfolding.  The revolution of young spirits, all hues, faiths, and beliefs are the driving force of this process.  They give us…

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Furnishings with Character

The resonance and timbre of her speaking voice will blow your mind, and she can do the James Brown like…like James Brown!  Barbara Hayes is a character!  Her furniture reflects a past era that would have welcomed her with open arms and invited her to “Have a Seat.”…

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Speakeasy: Christian J. Collier

I was invited to speak at Unity Church of Chattanooga.  Preceding me, a young man entered the mic at with a prayer.  This prayer took me Home to a place where I would enter into an affirmation of what life might be through listening to this voice/these words. …

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Sarin’s Thai: Pork Ribs with Honey

This recipe is one of my favorites for pork ribs. It teaches an easy method on how to make Pork loin tender through marinated spices and ingredients. The rib recipe was mouthwatering and delicious. Ingredients  2 lbs. of pork ribs 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp salt 5 tablespoons…

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Goin’ in with Black Hair: Women Worldwide Unite

This piece about Black Hair emanated from a Facebook post by one of our most treasured Guest Contributors, Frank Malaba.  I thought it compelling that a South African school would discriminate against hairstyles that were African; that a campaign had to be started to thwart the expulsion of…

Row: Changing Beliefs

For me a ‘belief’ is what is true, not debatable, and an undisputed fact. So, how can I, or anyone, explain how one’s beliefs can change? We believe something is not to be argued until we grow a bit older and learn that there are extenuating circumstances we…

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Perceptions

  After seeing the word for this issue, I was contemplating whether to submit an article or not. The word belief is so “large” that I wondered whether I could do justice to the concept. Then the wheels started turning and my mind wouldn’t let loose of all…

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“Somewhere in the Darkest Night”

I believe, for every drop of rain that falls, A flower grows… I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, A candle glows… I believe for everyone who goes astray, Someone will come, to show the way, I believe, I believe… Excerpt from I Believe, by Jeffrey Curtis…

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Shifting Beliefs is Up!

Can you remember the last time you asked belief related questions such as Why do I believe what I believe? How did I come to think/feel the way I do? What are the common beliefs in my family and community in which I have no specific personal reference…