Showing posts from August, 2017


What shall we say that we have learned about America?  At some point in our educational journey, we have taken courses in civics, government and American history.  We have read the words of her founding fathers and cited the significant founding documents that theoretically make America unique among the nations of the world.
But if we’re paying attention, what we’re taught about America doesn’t square with the stark, barren reality of America.
So I offer up, for serious consideration, conversation, contemplation and critical dialogue, the following seven-stanza free-from verse, “A.M.E.R.I.C.A.DOT.COM”:

America.  What have I learned about America?  First of all let me say that I love America and love being an American citizen.  And because I love America – or at least the promise of America – and presumably an American descended from many generations of my African ancestors who were brought here some 398 years ago today, born here and enslaved here, I reserve the righ…

Symbols of Hatred All Come Down Now!

Symbols are indelibly connected to the ideologies, individuals/institutions and intrinsic history that begat them. Nazi sympathizers and the KKK understand this. Hence they violently protest and even kill to defend the monuments of Confederate figures who rebelled against the Union to violently defend their right to kidnap, rape, abuse, murder and enslave their fellow human beings made in the image of God. Don't be deceived. That's the centuries-long legacy of genocide and hate that they mean by "heritage." Never forget that.

Never forget Heather Heyer, who was senselessly mirdered while trying to protect her country from White supremacist terrorism and neo-fascism.

Never forget that this POTUS, unlike other POTUS's before him, possesses neither the moral authority nor empathy to roundly condemn the despicable acts of domestic terrorism in #Charlottesville. Nor does he have the fortitude to totally disavow and divest his administration of pro-neo-Nazi sympathize…

Turn Your Attention and Focus on Jesus!

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."  John 3:14, 15

     With the increasing popularity of the smartphone and other portable digital devices, distracted driving is fast becoming a major cause of traffic accidents and fatalities.  We're paying more attention to talking/texting/websurfing/checking emails while driving, but paying less attention to actually driving and keeping eyes on the road ahead. We can do a much better job of focusing on the main thing.  It is a matter of life and death that get focused and stay focused on the right thing at all times.

     Today's devotional thought reminds us that having a singular spiritual focus is a matter of eternal life and death.  Consider this powerful thought from the inspired pen:

     Throughout the camp of Israel there were the suffering and the dying who had been wounded by th…