Reading from George Washington’s Bible

This week, I had the privilege of a lifetime. I was asked to read from George Washington’s Bible. I didn’t touch it. It’s almost 300 years old and because it was used well by its original owners, it is in very delicate condition. I read it in a climatically controlled room at the Franklin Library at Mount Vernon with the …

Dealing with Disappointment

Last weekend, my family and I had the privilege of spending time at the beach. My brother has a condo out at the end of Long Island and we love it there. It was his Christmas present to us. The problem was that the weather did not cooperate. This was a real bummer but what could we do? This disappointment …

IT’S A NEW CAR!

Last week we picked up our new SUV. It took a while to get here and I had to take the color that they had. I was not enthused about the color but what could I do? Wait another month? I know that cars can be like clothes. I want the way I dress to express something or to project …

Some Days Don’t Go As Well As Planned

Have you ever heard the expression, ”Bad things happen in three’s.”? Actually, I put little stock in this statement because I really do believe that God has absolute control in my life. But if the expression has any truth to it than today I have fulfilled it! It’s been a very tough day but don’t worry I am not going …

The Powerful Bible

During the Civil War, on July 4th, 1864, a delegation of free African Americans from Baltimore went to Washington, DC and presented a beautiful Bible to President Abraham Lincoln in appreciation of what he was doing to emancipate the slaves. The words of the Reverend S.W. Chase, the leader of the delegation, at the White House are very powerful, “Towards …