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Colliding with destiny

What happens when you collide with destiny? When an opportunity so rare, so timely, comes your way? What do you do? Would you jump both feet in with no second thought? Would you tentatively put a toe in, then a … Continue reading

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Dear Union, I am concerned…

Dearest Union, My alma mater. My first academic love.  I am very concerned about the well-being and success of your students and your legacy. On Friday, I had the opportunity to talk to two classes of students and a few … Continue reading

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Make America great again?

I have to believe that Trump’s election will not harken 4 years filled with hate and discrimination based on a person’s race, sexual orientation, or faith. I have to believe that he will not completely ruin our country. Yes, I … Continue reading

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There is blood on the ground

Howard-John Wesley (my pastor) preached a mighty word today out of Genesis about the first murder that occurred in the world–when Cain Killed Abel . As he related this biblical story to what is going on currently in this world, … Continue reading

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The gift of goodbye

“There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with … Continue reading

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Trusting God

I can’t believe that a quarter of 2016 is almost over!  This has made me think seriously about the goals that I set in January and to assess if I was really making strides in this year of “becoming who … Continue reading

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Not my will, but thine

Wow, it is that time of year again! For Christians like me, today (Palm Sunday) marks the start of Holy Week, the most important week in our faith. As I reflected on Christ’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem, I wondered what … Continue reading

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