April 18, 2024

Cheers To Our Unique Voices April 18th is National Columnist Day. Today honors all newspaper columnists and their contributions to the truth in black and white.  As a Columnist, I realize that I can inspire people’s lives dramatically which can often result in positive change.    Being a Columnist has not only been enriching, but fun. I enjoy sharing my life purpose with you all, which is bringing people together one dish at a time.   HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL COLUMNISTS DAY... Read more

April 16, 2024

A Day For Freedom Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act. President Abraham Lincoln enacted the historic law one year into the Civil War, preceding the widely known Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. On April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. Why The Majority Of African Americans Do Not Celebrate this Holiday The Emancipation Act was signed on April 16th, 1862. It... Read more

April 8, 2024

Gather Your Green-thumbed Friends ! Spring is here! For some of us, we want the warm weather to come in and stay consistent. During this time, a lot of us are preparing our gardens and flower beds.  Some of us are hosting Springtime Gardening parties and inviting our friends, family, and church family to help us bring in this wonderful season. If you are doing the latter you may want to save this blog post. A common question I am asked when hosting... Read more

March 29, 2024

Happy Good Friday!  With Palm Sunday in our rearview and Good Friday upon us, Easter is almost here.  For Christians, Good Friday is a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting. For dinner, on this day, Fish is the protein of choice.  Why? In the late 1600s, The medieval church decreed that meat – specifically the meat of warm-blooded animals – should not be eaten on Fridays. Many religions have stuck to that decree.   If you are running out of fish recipes or just want to participate in Good... Read more

March 22, 2024

Sprucing Up For Easter Easter lets us know that Spring is here and we are moving into warmer weather. It is also that time of year when we become more busy with outdoor sports and family events. This Easter, I want to make your life a little less stressful by sharing these quick and easy recipes that will assist you in doing what we love to do most on this holiday, spend time with our family and loved ones.  This... Read more

March 16, 2024

A Time For Celebration St. Patrick’s Day, or as some like to call it, the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.   Did You Know? Saint Patrick lived during the fifth century? He was born in Roman Britain, kidnapped, and brought to Ireland as a slave at the tender age of 16, and would later escape to freedom and... Read more

March 15, 2024

 Children and Religion “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest…(Luke 9v48) Children are naturally inquisitive and intuitive. They are honest (sometimes too honest) and love with their whole heart.  As a parent, we can sometimes hone in on what we think our kids need to learn, to change, and to become, so... Read more

March 13, 2024

Christian Couple Woes With infertility becoming less of a taboo subject, more people are speaking out about their experience with infertility and building their families through Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART), adoption, and third-party reproduction. Religious leaders are often very respected figures in their communities. Whether they realize it or not, they can often play a role in supporting and educating followers about the infertility experience as it relates to their faith. Many of us who struggle with this issue might think of turning... Read more

March 8, 2024

Equality For All  International Women’s Day (IWD) is a worldwide holiday celebrated annually on March 8 and is an integral part of the women’s rights movement. IWD focuses on issues like gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.  The IWD 2024 campaign theme is Inspire Inclusion. When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.   The #InspireInclusioncampaign aims to forge... Read more

March 7, 2024

Book Review “I bless you with strength, courage, determination & love.” The Scrolls of Deborah was released on February 20, 2024. It is a testament to the enduring legacy of Deborah and Rebekah. Two extraordinary women whose stories challenge and reshape our understanding of history, faith, and the limitless possibilities of the human spirit.   About The Book   This book explores seminal Biblical/Jewish history that reignites old stories with a fresh lens for our current time. Modern-day theologists and readers deserve... Read more

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