Happy 82nd Birthday SONIA SANCHEZ

In Sonia Sanchez, God has given the world a gem who calls on all of us who are blessed to sit at her feet or hear her speak or read her works to experience the fullness of humanity.

Say Yes to “Year of Yes”

Year of Yes is a book for those who have let their dreams whittle into dormancy; it is a challenge to be who you really are—to live and be your most beautiful, active self.

Hear This: “Black Lives Matter”

My sight sees American children sprawled across a Huntsville, Alabama highway; they hold their arms and hands up, hugging their witness to those signs: “I Am A Man.” Hear me, “ BLACK LIVES MATTER.” I am reminded of my historical fore-parents on that death boat. Hear me: their contemporary children lay across a highway; they want to “shut down” the notion that their lives don’t matter. I hear them: AMERICA, “Till, Martin, Brown, and Garner mattered: “GLORY!”

“UNITED”: Please Partake!

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good by Senator Cory Booker is a memoir wrought in the “conspiracy of love.” It is an autobiographical text by a man who understands the importance of family and what it means to accept the responsibility of the called political servant. Replete with stories of humane…

I Am Blessed; I Am America

I am blessed; I am America  I am December 1773: I am the Boston Tea Party I am blessed; I am America I am the American Revolutionary War I am Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,      that they are endowed by…

Doctor-Patient Stories: A Conversation about Narrative Healthcare

Beautiful conversation concerning the importance of the doctor-patient story. The next time you visit a healthcare professional for services, ask him or her the following question: How are You doing today? A conversation with your healthcare professional may be a great place to begin.  And, indeed, let’s pray for our healthcare professionals. Also, a great…