Category Archives: ideal

Unconditional Will Wow You!

Unconditional, a new movie staring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy, is based on events in the life of Joe Bradford, affectionately known as Papa Joe by the people whose lives he has changed in the projects of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a … Continue reading

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Meek Means “Mighty By Another Power”

Who is meek?  Not the milk toast nor the mouse nor the wimp.  They won’t inherit the earth. Meek does not mean “weak, fearful, or timid.”  It means “being mighty by yielding your life and will to another power.”  Because … Continue reading

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Case Study — A White Homosexual, A Black Woman, An African Muslim, & A White Mistress

I was asked to write a diversity case study for a course I am taking.  Here it is: Sue, a black female, owns a company with 30 employees and hires Betty, a white female who has been the 2 year … Continue reading

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Why Is Depression Rampant In America

Why is depression rampant in America, a country known for freedom and prosperity? Perhaps the answer is in this quotation . . . “Many people look out into a meaningless world in which there is no afterlife, where all their … Continue reading

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Have some Possibila Tea. Sip a cuppa hope. Get a sense of purpose. Savor some faith. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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I Deal In Idealism (Asking “Why Not” Instead Of “Why”?)

I deal in idealism.  I guess this George Bernard Shaw quote (often mistakenly attributed to Robert Kennedy) says it best: “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” … Continue reading

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