But I Don’t Have Time

But I Don’t Have Time

“I would love to. I just don’t have the time.”“If I only had more time.”“There’s no time in my busy schedule for that.”“It’s a good idea, but there’s no way I could make it happen.”Have your heard those comments?Have you stated those comments?I have. And I have.We are...
Saying Goodbye to a Great Friend

Saying Goodbye to a Great Friend

Many years ago Tracy Reynolds talked to me with kindness when I spoke at Emmanuel College as a guest. I appreciated his words of encouragement. The other times I traveled from Orlando to speak, he was always like a friend to me. When I moved from Florida to stay, he...
Thoughts on Graduation by Tracy Reynolds

Thoughts on Graduation by Tracy Reynolds

(Tracy Reynolds is my boss and a dear friend. Here are comments he emailed our graduates at Emmanuel College. His remarks were also included on social media. As I continue thinking about graduation during this season of uncertainty, I wanted Pastor Tracy’s voice to be...
DaddyO and Pops

DaddyO and Pops

Our minds often provide photo albums. My mind is doing that today. Last year, on this day, we were seeing DaddyO—my father-in-law Stan Oliver, Sr.—in the hospital and very sick. After a surprising stroke, he spent five days there before he entered his new home. We...
of the night

of the night

April is #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is one is the poems from my new book, “embracing now.” Also, subscribe to the YouTube Poetry Network. there’s a light in the crack of the curtain, resembling an eye glancing through the dark, reminding me of a tiny moon shaped as a...