ReKindle 2019

Shoulder Riding

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer (1850-1894) Some days, planting seeds means ‘shoulder riding’. More so in 2020, there are people put in our life path that desperately need just to be lifted up, and to be encouraged. Life… Read more »

Veterans Day 2020

It has been an awesome day seeing all your posts of Dads, Husbands, Grandpas, Uncles – family and friends from all walks of life – honoring them this Veterans Day 2020. Admittedly, made my heart swell with pride as THIS is what America is about and we love, respect and remember our Military Heroes. My… Read more »

Be The One

A few thoughts wrapping up for the day. You can always tell the character of someone by how they treat others–the sincere attention given to those who are overlooked or broken is music to God’s ears—as opposed to the tickled attention given to those already lifted up and esteemed—where there is only the sound of… Read more »

The Heart of God

Wrapping up another gratefully blessed busy work day (ok– now early morning ) here at West Court–a calming quiet view from the Neighborhood earlier. My prayer scripture for us tonight/this morning– “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that… Read more »

Run the Race

‘It will be worth it all when we see Jesus! Life’s trials will seem so small When we see Christ. One glimpse of His dear Face all sorrow will erase. So, bravely run the race till we see Christ. ‘ Esther Kerr Rusthoi (1940) Last night I chose to shut out the noise and went… Read more »

A Prayer for Our Country

Father, we humbly come before You today, thanking You for Who You are. We know that if Your people, who are called by Your Name, humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face – turning from our wicked ways – You will hear us from heaven then forgive us of our sin and heal our… Read more »

In Every Season

Seasons of Life. Admittedly, a lot of retrospection for me this week– there are now many seasons within these past over six decades. Incredible childhood and teen memories and life relationships made during those early years; the middle decades, I spent so far ‘off the rails’–looking back I find it hard to grasp how far… Read more »

His Strength is Perfect

‘I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. But sometimes I wonder what He can do through me. No great success to show; No glory of my own. Yet in my weakness He is there to let me know. His strength is perfect when our strength is gone. He’ll carry us when… Read more »

Just Smile.

‘Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come shining through… You’ll find that life is still worth while If you just smile.’ – Nat King… Read more »

Sgt. Conley Jumper

“He did what he needed to do to stop evil… He did that because he came from a place of love.” I had the humbly distinct honor of meeting and interacting with Sgt. Conley Jumper at Appreciation Breakfasts during my 2016-2019 tenure @ LEADGreenville and 2018-2019 at HighFiveCrew community events. The one image that is… Read more »