Beliefs

  Her Name is Debra

Her name is Debra. I met her In a Publix grocery store maybe fifteen years ago. We were different people then. I am still a private and contemplative introvert, and she is still a socially-oriented extrovert. One might naturally conclude that we are polar opposites. However, we do…

Walking It Through

I was all ready to visit my new granddaughter. She was right at two months old, and I was excited, packed, and ready for my wonderful experience. The Sunday before I am leaving, my son calls and suggests that we postpone for a while, and I agreed as…

Holi: Festival of Colors

    Photo by Souvik laha on Unsplash The Hindu festival, Holi, the festival of colors,  is now a global celebration held in the spring. It represents all the attributes of color,  the dying of winter, and the rejuvenation of spring, resplendent in the celebration of life. Lisa…

Words of Dr. Russell Clayton

    THE MYSTERY OF YOUR TRUE IDENTITY We all seek our identity in various ways. Some people express their identity through their bodies. Some find shelter in their minds. Some seek identity in their jobs, and In their wealth. But none of these versions of you is…

The Gold Within

Photo by David Geib from Pexels She got jumped, blindsided. Before she knew what was happening, they were on her. She was totally unprepared for what was happening on the church call. She is the minister that has a responsibility as the spiritual advisor for the group. The…

You My Mama!

So, everyone that has had any recent contact with me knows that my digital magazine, Garden Spices Magazine, was hijacked.  Yes, directly after the George Floyd verdict, my site was hit and left with articles written by the devil itself.  The tunes sung were about Black trans athletes,…

Reciprocal Blessings

  Photo by Nico Smit on Unsplash   You’ll never guess what happened to me today! As I was driving through downtown on my way home, I noticed several tents, grocery carts full of clothes, bags/luggage, blankets spread out on the ground, and people standing around underneath the…

…and here’s Johnny

If you have anything to do with music at any event in legendary Muscle Shoals, you are bound to know Johnny Belew.  If he isn’t front stage, you can believe you will find him backstage, quietly doing whatever you need him to do.  In fact, he’s always extending…

Part Of The Package

    Abundance – An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty. Affluence. Just in defining our topic, I began to feel good. Light, bubbly, clear, free, and expectant is a few of the words that come to mind. Now, I felt it: I was warming up. What have…

Words from Russell Clayton

  SURRENDER Surrender is the shift from no to yes. Say yes to the moment and whatever form it takes. In order to become truly free, you must clear all inner resistance. The antidote for resistance is found in surrender. Surrender to what is. Surrender to truth. Surrender…