A Gift To Your Relationship This Year!

As we celebrated the holiday season, we all had so much to be grateful for. Friend and family gatherings, office parties, charitable causes, and tables full of treats. It’s definitely one of my favorite times of the year. However, should something new be added to your list every year? Did you gift anything special to your relationship last year? Though few things are more important than solid relationships, I’ve noticed romantic unions rarely makes the list. Well, here’s your chance to change that. Why not mention the idea to your honey and get their thoughts on what might help refresh, restore, or add a little spice to your relational mix this year?  […]

Black Women and Reality TV…

Something to think about, I read that the show “Real Housewives of Atlanta” had over 3 million viewers last season. Even though we call it entertainment, our viewership endorses on some level that we buy into it as a form of reality. Why? Because images count and watching uses up one of life’s greatest commodities-Time. Once you watch for an hour, you can’t get that hour back. As you connect with the names of the characters and you’re able to discuss the story lines with your friends, it implies a level of acceptance and importance. It’s not reality, but it is skewing what is real in the minds of many.  So is watching an episode, denouncing the content, then moving onto another episode the best proposition and use of your time? Without viewers these kinds of reality shows don’t make great ratings; without great ratings, they don’t make dollars; without dollars, they don’t have a global presence in the homes of 16 year olds from Brooklyn to Pakistan. […]

The Amazing Race…

One evening while heavy with the challenges in my own life, I was struck by a news report that changed my understanding of the human will and God’s use of the broken pieces. Forced to take a moment, I watched the conclusion of the 2003 Los Angeles Marathon and was introduced to Bob Wieland. After 173 hours and 45 minutes (over seven days), there he stood, the man who ran the entire marathon on his hands because he had no legs. In awe, I watched the Vietnam amputee carry his body weight one hand in front of the other to cross the finish line of victory. […]