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Circle: Take Note of Those Around You

What’s the first thing people think of when discussing legendary Biblical characters? Some may say miracles. Others might say lessons. A few may even say favor. Me myself, I have begun to consider their circles. I know that may seem a bit random, but it is something to me, that truly plays a strong part in one’s success. How did the older folk say it, “If you have 4  ___ friends, you’ll be the 5th.” (Put whatever you’d like in the blank.) Ruth was around her mother-in-law. Elisha followed Elijah. Peter was with James & John. Even Jesus had an inner circle. You do the math. What happens around you affects what happens in you. If you look at various people in our time, from the Obamas to Mark Zuckerberg, from Jackie Hill Perry, from me and you, we all are influenced to follow the flow of those around us, whether we realize it or not. I myself have done it, and I am grateful that I did. As a result of amazing fellowships, mentoring, healthy criticism and correction, & love I am able to w…

Rest In Peace (In Honor of Ollie Coley)

A heart of gold with a priceless smile that could not be ignored. A soul that helped whoever was in need and never closed an open door. Spilling out truth at all times while giving love that would never end. A disciplinarian when necessary and when comfort was needed, a friend. Never to be forgotten or ignored. Always to be reverenced and remembered. A woman after all of our hearts, who never saw one as smaller or bigger. She will never leave our sides and her memory will never cease.

Gratefulness: Give Your Honor Now

Recently I lost a member of my family. My great-grandmother passed on Saturday, March 2, at the age of 86. She was a true light. With honesty and light, she showed love to others whenever she could. If they needed edification, she provided encouragement. If they needed support, she was a shoulder to cry on. If they needed truth, she told it like it T-I-IS. In my eyes she truly was a staple in more ways than one. Various times of my life where people in my family, including myself, were struggling she lent a hand. It was truly her essence. To be honest, losing her truly shocked me because I did not see it coming. I thought I had a little more time. To me, the time would come soon enough, but it would not come yet. As you can see I was wrong. This has truly convicted me because I was reminded that none of us will be here on this Earth forever. We all have a chosen purpose and a chosen time. Once that reaches its end, there is nothing we can do to change it. That is why we must fulfill what Go…