Beliefs

The Universal Language

  Don Cornelius and the Staple Singers on Soul Train Image:  Wikimedia Commons   “Music picks the strings of your soul.” -Victorine Basley Goldston. One of my best boys texted me late one evening, “Yarbrough, I’m in the basement jamming some Boy George and Culture Club. As soon…

Bestowing the Crown of Mamaki: Creating Unity

Garden Spices met YeYe Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis  a few years back.  I chronicled my journey to Asheville, NC  to a ceremony that honored the Four Elemental Mothers.  Along with her husband, Chief Olu, Omileye was “answering the call’ to host and facilitate the event. She has conducted a number of…

Starr Dust: Balance in Gaps of Chaos

This picture of me with the Board of Directors of Unity of Marathon in the Florida Keys was taken on my last day as their Senior Minister, almost ten years ago now. Life has changed quite a bit for all of us in that period of time as…

The Greater You Book Release: Dr. Russell Clayton

Dr. Russell Clayton has been taking our breath away for some time.  His words flow within the soul to embrace and heal us, to teach us to expand and grow, and most of all to remind us of who and what we are in truth – love.  Finally,…

My Equilibrium

Being a Minister requires one to be ever prepared to function in that role where others are concerned. You never know when an event will happen where you must be the voice of reason or bring comfort in the midst of what can be said to be tragic…

Words of Russell Clayton

DON’T SUFFER YOUR LIFE AWAY Some people bear their suffering better than others. When you are suffering, don’t bring any negative thoughts that may worsen an already bad situation. Aim to bring your positive attitude, stillness, and peace to whatever situation that arises, whether happy or sad. Don’t…

Count it all Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers [and sisters], when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. “James: 1:2-4 Joy is that…

I Choose Joy

Not knowing her future forces us to live and find Joy in the present. My mother’s name is Sarah and she will be 93 in January. Her majestic face is strengthened by high, chiseled cheekbones and deeply set eyes that bestow upon her an enviable, timeless beauty. My…

My Life Is A-OK!

  Isn’t it wonderful that life itself gives you the chance to rejoice and delight in all things? Sure, some of the things are difficult but once you back off and see it for what it truly is, there is still the opportunity to be glad. You may…

A Blogger’s Post: Joy

My mind is thinking of what colors I should paint the room, imagining how she will look, and anxious for her to finally come into the world. My daughter Riley Blake has now made her entrance and the joy I feel is beyond anything I have ever felt. Bringing…