March 3rd, 2024

Read: Ruth 1:16-17 But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord […]

March 2nd, 2024

Que disco music: We are family! I got all my sisters with me!! Biologically I don’t have any sisters, but in the family of God I have acquired quite a few! I am so grateful to be a part of the family of God!! I have people praying for me and my family. Together, we […]

March 1st, 2024

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” What was impressed upon you as a child? Who was “fighting” […]

February 29th, 2024

“Train up a child in the way they should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Training takes work, discipline and patience.  I’m sure you have heard the saying “pick your battles.”  This phrase refers to making a choice to address and attempt to correct someone’s negative behavior […]

February 28th, 2024

It was the first of October, when I received the panicked call that my daughter was with my mother and my mother had what they believed to be a stroke. I was torn over comforting my daughter and being with my mother.  I made it to the hospital and was met with resistance from the […]

February 27th, 2024

My oldest son has two words tattooed on each of his biceps: “Family” and  “First.”  When he flexes his muscles, people know what is of most importance to him. He believes in Family First. He lives this. He raises his arms in a willingness to “fight” for his family. He is in law enforcement and […]

February 26th, 2024

When people use the word fight, I think of a physical altercation. The dictionary definition is to take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of blows or use of weapons. I am not much of a fighter and I never have been. Many times, I have just let things go or suppressed them. […]

February 25th, 2024

There are many forms and types of families among us today. There are single-parent households. There are blended families. Children can be raised by two parents or a single parent. There are situations where grandparents are raising children. Other family members may step in and take on the parental role. Couples without any children can […]

February 24th, 2024

Seek Help When Needed “If he listens, you’ve made a friend. If he won’t listen, take one or two others along so that the presence of witnesses will keep things honest, and try again.” Matthew 18:16-17 (MSG) Marriage exists in community. Even though a couple should first seek to resolve a conflict or situation on […]

February 23rd, 2024

Solve What You Can, Not Involving Others “work it out between the two of you.” Matthew 18:15 (MSG) Fighting for your marriage means avoiding the collateral damage that comes from involving others unnecessarily. If you take your conflict to friends, family or (God forbid) social media before doing your best to patiently resolve it at […]