Beliefs

Can Change Wait?

Change… Does it scare you? Does it excite you? Both perhaps? It both excites and scares me. Many songs come to mind when I think of change: Blind Melon’s Change – ‘When life is hard, you have to change,‘ Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide – ‘I’ve been afraid of changing‘ and for me,…

Starrdust: Keep Your Eyes On The 50 Pounder

  I’m a gym freak – I love to lift weights. The muscle pump from a hard workout feels amazing and makes me feel alive. As I practice proper lifting and continue building up my muscles, I am able to lift more. Even though I am lifting more…

“Lord, Give Me Strength”

I was ready to write, but nothing was coming. I was wondering why. My writing methodology usually consists of me sitting down and pounding something out. Nothing was there. I started to feel a disturbance in the force but I knew not what. What I did feel was…

Finding Strength Through the Power of Unconditional Gratitude

Life has a way of beating us and kicking us when we’re down.  Many of us are constantly under spiritual or emotional assault.  When we learn how to combat these assaults in a way that strengthens us, we are healed and renewed, rather than feeling broken, angry, depressed…

Is Love All You Need?

Strength: big powerful word! Strong word. It brings to mind heavy machinery, a river dam, a bridge over water, or gravity. What does it make you think of? It makes me also think of something we all need from time to time. Especially during the holiday season (for me,…

Starrdust: Creating Space

After a couple months of house guests and pet sitting, we spent the day cleaning everything.  We were rearranging, reevaluating, relocating and releasing. We found dust in corners we forgot we had, and shoes that hadn’t been worn in years. As I considered more meaningful implications of this…

A Lucky Stroke

There are clichés using the word, ‘Light’, with which we are all familiar. We might say we, “see the light”, or we are, “in the light”, but how many of us think of ourselves, “giving light” to others? That is my intention, my ‘hope’. November 18, 2012, was…

Mother’s Teachings

I recall fond childhood memories of Sunday mornings eating breakfast, washing up, and dressing in my tailored garments, sewn by my mother. We would be headed down County Road 29 to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Orville Alabama. It was a small white church — the kind that…

Light v/s Dark

It seemed to shout in my head! It became blinding, yet healing. It is presence, it is Now! It was a difficult subject for me to find words for! Hahaha! Bear with me all, my mind wants to jump all over the place on this one. Who would…