March, 2016

Project Say Something

Project Say Something‘s mission is to unify, educate, heal, and empower communities in the mid South to realize social justice through non-violent communication and direct action against racism, poverty, and related forms of oppression. This organization is rooted in the “Dirty South,”  and it invites people to be…

Wait On The Lord

Believing in the seed, which you have planted, give it time to bear fruit. Most times when we plant, we dig it up over and over to see if anything is happening. Duh, then the process starts from the beginning, again, again, and again, through our own doing….

Patience: Lesson in the Power of Acceptance

 “Patience is about discovering who you are, what you can stand and what you can’t stand” – Bkundo Onyari My niece who is in her first year in the university asked me an interesting question, whether I could be interested to acquire the services of someone who can…

Bank on it!

My husband, Bob, and I first met Michael Banks at our local Arts Alive Festival,  in Florence, AL.  We were mesmerized by his work – the images, both haunting and illuminating. The texture and color took us to the visionary, outsider art work we had grown to love,…

“You Give It Time”

I was six months shy of my fortieth birthday when my only child was born. My OB-GYN referred to mine as a “geriatric pregnancy,” and once I recovered from what I am now sure was an unintended insult, I decided that perhaps it might be advantageous to be…

Endurance

If it weren’t my life, I almost wouldn’t believe it…in a good way… “He brought me to my knees to bring me to my feet. No matter what it looks like, the glory STILL belongs to Him and the present will soon be the past. I remember being…

Jozzmos: Do you got time for this?

Patience?  How am I going to find the time and patience to develop patience?  Who really got time for all that? ‘Guess I should be patient with myself, use a little forgiveness and let go. Isn’t that the big issue though?  I don’t want to have the usual…

Patient Patients

She left the house early not to be late for her 10 AM doctor’s appointment. Jane was a good patient, well mannered and kind of cheery, if anything: optimistic. Though she arrived with ample time to spare, there were three early birds ahead of her. An “Awe” utter…

NO MORE PATIENCE

I have enough patience thank you very much. I don’t want anymore. Wow, that is not what I hear from most of my acquaintances. “Please God, grant me more patience,” is the usual story. Well, here’s the deal. There is only one way to gain more patience and…

Nameless… For now

My heart rains in smithereens like red confetti falling From the crown of cumulonimbus heights. Its shredded pieces fall in dizzy circles while Trying to find the perfect landing on uneven ground. My eyes are ajar like shutters to a vacant, soulless castle. I’m not dead. I’m not alive….