Thanks for Listening: Financial Shelter

Many of us go through life without ever thinking about the security of our finances. We tend to leave the thought of serious finances ” Blowing in the wind’! We sometimes see others who we think negatively have substantial financial wealth because they must have cheated their way…

Blossom: Discovering Dr. Joyce Brown

As a Garden Spices Contributor, Dr. Joyce Brown has graced our pages with her many insights on caregiving, education, and affirming the beauty of life. However, nothing is more heart rendering than when she lets us peek into her family’s strength, revealing the foundation for how she became…

God’s Shelter: Poems by Shauna Smith

TIME “Time is a gift,” they say but yet it is never wrapped with a bow or a name on a card. “Time is a gift,” they say but it is never hidden for a special occasion. For it is offered freely, handed over without expectation by the…

Sheltering Spirit: Art by Omileye

  “Dancing With Creation”       -YeYe Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis Yeye Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis M.Ed, NCC, LPCA is often referred to as an old spirit in a modern world who travels to local and international communities sharing universal and indigenous ceremonies and wisdom teachings which nurture compassion, oneness, balance…

From Frank Malaba’s Prosetry: Worth

August 5, 2018 Worth There is a place where hurt sits in the cradle of our souls. It gets deposited there and is pressed in. Once in a while, a cleansing occurs. Almost like how a refiner’s fire separates the gunk from pure gold. We use the treasurable…

Calls for Shelter

Here comes a killer shark, get out of the water! It’s going to rain today, bring your umbrella. I’ve lost my home, where can I stay? There’re too many people around me; I’m getting nervous. Oh my God, Godzilla is coming; run for your life! Whatever the case…

Words by Russell Clayton: Peace and Three Cs for Shelter

BRING PEACE TO ANY SITUATION THAT ARISES Some people bear their suffering better than others. When you are suffering, don’t add any negative thoughts to an already bad situation. Bring a positive attitude, peace, and stillness to whatever situation that arises. Don’t get caught up wanting things to…

E-mails from Jason

Date: Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:08 AM Well, here I am once again telling tall tales of my adventure here in Afghanistan.  Kind of a slow week but that is OK.  Shall I begin? Ok, well since this week was still snowing, when it cleared up enough,  we…

Shelter: Heitz Hall 1968–69

Bradley University, class of 1971, represented the most significant number of black women enrolling at one time. Unless you came with a friend and requested her as a roommate, the university decided each black girl should have a white roommate. On the cusp of womanhood and away from…

Que

Understanding the effects of fear and reasons why some used and use it, my whole being is deeply disturbed when someone sends me a message about fearing God. We have to stop teaching fear and teach love.“– LaQuanda Simpson Plant and Nurture “My tomatoes are coming along pretty…