Only as the American Church becomes a whole body can we be effective participants to the heavenly nation.
Is she black?!
Black people lie!
As a people we are created by God, we all have souls, personalities, emotions, sins, sorrows, trials, joys, likes and dislikes. These things are all commonalities that transcend race.
If your friends come back to this church, we will have them escorted out.
Colin was white. Why did my son think he would have been a slave? It was like he didn’t realize that the historical American slave industry only targeted black people....
Oh no. He didn’t realize. This was something we were going to have to explain to him.
I write these tips below to the nearly-wed, the newly-wed, the 50-year anniversaries, and the hopefuls. This is an attempt to help you avoid some of the mistakes I have made myself or seen others make.
Do not be weary in doing well, for we shall reap if we do not faint; so, take courage, take heart and move forward.
The passion he expressed in his hopes to see such harmony amongst all people is nothing short of the soul of heaven. All I cared about was that I had to be more intentional moving forward.
So, as we go through the darkest and coldest time of year, may the light of Christ not only shine into and warm our hearts but spread out through us into the world. “The light shines in the darkness,” John reminds us, “and the darkness has never mastered it” (John 1:5).
This false belief led me, for many years, to a relationship with God based on fear. Operating in that space, heaven was quiet - and little wonder. I was not able to hear God over my own certainty of what my life was supposed to look like, who I was supposed to be and what was possible on this Earth for my life and the lives of others.
The tradition isn’t about us learning to wait for Christmas, an annual henpecking on delayed gratification, a time for introverts to bemoan shopping centers for creeping carols ever nearer to Halloween. The calendar is reminding us to watch for Christ, though our patience is worn.
A man with six months seems the inverse of Advent: an expectant mother and Israel’s long hoped for Messiah.
Six months to live and six months to bear a child: are they dissimilar themes?