Monthly Archive: September 2016

Lean On Me 5:1-5  “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Dearly Beloved:  May God’s peace, grace, mercy and love be ever upon you and may you share it with one another.  Oh boy, what a month!  My dear friend, Erica, died and now my beautiful and precious Goddaughter and niece, Kyrah, is fighting for her life.  She has been med-flighted to Boston by helicopter and as I am writing this, she is on life support and in a coma.  Kyrah was born with a heart defect where only one side of her heart works.  She has been a miracle child since she was born.  She is only sixteen and she has had more than five open heart surgeries.  People with her condition usually don’t live past thirteen years old.  Ever the fighter, Kyrah has defied the odds.  Throughout her life, doctors have been stunned at the level of energy Kyrah has.  Most kids with her condition are weak and tired all the time.  Not Kyrah.  If you didn’t see her scars or heard her story, you would never know that she has a heart condition.  Her strength and energy are remarkable even for a healthy person.  Kyrah has always been an inspiration to all of us who know and love her.  I believe that that is exactly what God intended her to be. (more…)

Love In Spite Of Hate


Image Credit: ~ #allsoulsmatter

Mark 2:17   When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Dearly Beloved:  May God’s mercy, grace, wisdom, love and understanding be ever upon you.  I want to start by sending my deepest and sincerest sympathy and condolences to the family of my dear sweet friend Erica L.  It is with a heavy heart that I report that my friend Erica lost her long and hard fought battle with opiate addiction.  I had an overwhelming urge to call one of my family members a few days ago.  That family member was very close to Erica and battling the same addiction.  When she answered the phone, I began talking to her about her addiction.  I told her I loved her very much and that she needed to get help.  I asked her, “What is it going to take to wake you up?  Please get help. I am praying for you.”  That night, Erica overdosed and I was so sad and angry.  I called that same family member when I heard the news the following morning.  “You see?”, I yelled.  “What did I tell you?!   (more…)