• Easter Sunday: Go and Tell, Jesus is RisenApril 20, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Readings Matthew 28:1-10 Devotion Peace be with you! The Lord is risen! Alleluia! Mary Magdalene and the other Mary go to the tomb early in the morning the day after the Sabbath (Matthew 28:1) to prepare Jesus’ body for a proper burial. Suddenly there is an earthquake as an angel descends from heaven and rolls […]

  • Saturday of Holy Week: Burying JesusApril 19, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Readings Matthew 27:57-66 Devotion Peace be with you! Yesterday Jesus Christ died on the cross. Today we read about how Joseph, one of Jesus’ disciples, goes to Pontius Pilate to ask if he can bury Jesus’ body (Matthew 27:57). Pontius Pilate grants Joseph permission to take and bury Jesus’ body. Joseph takes the body, wraps […]

  • Good Friday: Jesus Suffers for our BenefitApril 18, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Readings Matthew 27:27-56 Devotion Yesterday Pontius Pilate had released Jesus Barabbas and sent Jesus Christ to be crucified. Today the light will disappear. After Jesus is sent off to be crucified, the Roman soldiers take him to the governor’s quarters and strip him of his clothes. To mock Jesus, the soldiers dress him in a […]

  • Thursday of Holy Week: Jesus is QuestionedApril 17, 2014 - 6:45 am

    Readings Matthew 27:1-26 Devotion The morning brings light into the world and reveals what we did the night before. Sometimes we are proud of what we did; other times we want to disappear and never see the light of the day again. Last night, Judas betrayed Jesus to the chief priests for thirty pieces of […]

  • Wednesday of Holy Week: Questioning JesusApril 16, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Readings Matthew 26:57-75 Devotion Peace be with you! Yesterday’s devotion ended with Jesus being arrested and the disciples scattering. Today, Jesus’ trial begins. Once he is arrested, Jesus is taken to a meeting of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish priestly council) led by Caiaphas, the high priest. Everyone is looking for false testimony against Jesus Christ, […]

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  • Death: A Comma, Not a PeriodMarch 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    My pastor, Father Ladd Harris, constantly tells us, “Death is not a period but a comma.” My church is an older congregation in Florida’s retirement community, so death is a common occurrence. The congregation understands of returning to God after a long life. But our church has recently suffered two deaths that have made us […]

  • Reflecting on Today Twelve Years AgoSeptember 11, 2013 - 1:11 am

    Peace be with you, my sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ! Twelve years and one day ago the world was smaller. We did not have Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site, besides blogs. We had television and radio. Cell phones, not smart phones, were growing in popularity. I remember getting my first Nokia […]

  • Snap shoot of book cover off of AmazonBook Review: Amos Yong’s The Bible, Disability, and the ChurchMay 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Book Review: The Bible, Disability, and the Church: a New Vision of the People of God by Amos Yong Before I jump right into my first book review, you have to understand who I am as a person and as a Biblical scholar. I am a person with a disability who is the token Christian among […]

  • Second Annual Conference in Washington DC  -- April, 2012

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www.gigOgraphyLive.comWelcome Home the Soldier – Past, Present, & FutureMay 28, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    Please remember to welcome home the Vietnam veterans who never got a proper welcoming home party. No matter how you feel about the Vietnam War or any war for that matter, put aside your opinions and welcome your soldiers home. Your support will help the soldiers transition back into life at home. Our welcoming home […]

  • First Annual Conference in Washington DC  -- September, 2011

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www.gigOgraphyLive.comIMAlive.orgMay 28, 2012 - 7:09 pm

    Did you know 17 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States? This is just one of the many frightening statistics I learned at the First Annual Training Conference in Washington DC in September. So why don’t these veterans seek the professional help the military has to offer? Well, the answer is quite simple: […]


  • CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90YOUR Freelance Editor: Rebecca Florence MillerMarch 17, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    My wonderful and talented friend, Rebecca Florence Miller, is my copy editor for God the Healer and is looking for extra work in the editing world. If you have seen the improvement in my writing over the past few years, let me tell you a secret: it’s Rebecca, not me. So if you are busy […]

  • Charity: Water – The Baptism of the Lord CampaignJanuary 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    For the next ninety days, I am challenging my readers to raise $1200 for Charity: Water to provide water systems in Rwanda, Uganda, India, Honduras, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Malawi. 800 million individuals around the world have no access to clean water. This means children drink and bathe in contaminated water, which means they cannot […]

  • Behavior CovenantNovember 28, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    First Corinthians 12:12-26:   Different Members in One Body   12:12 For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body – though many – are one body, so too is Christ. 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or […]