Lott Carey was born into slavery in Charles City County, Virginia. At the age of 33, Carey acquired his and his children's independence. Carey joined the united congregation of Richmond's First Baptist Church in 1807! A church in which Blacks and Whites co-worshipped! In 1813, Lott's wife passed away, but he could purchase himself and … Continue reading Lott Carey served in Liberia
Build One Another Up … Don’t Tear One Another Down
In the past few months, I have had the privilege of meeting female missionaries of color in Ghana. People outside of Ghana and even outside of the United States have given my name and phone number to these sisters that I have now met. I asked these women why they called me, assuming it was … Continue reading Build One Another Up … Don’t Tear One Another Down
Walk in a Manner Worthy …
There should be a difference in us if we have truly been called by The Lord and have heard His voice. It occurs to me that the Christians of today allows for us to live half heartedly for Christ. If pastors have affairs, we say that they are only men. When Christian politicians fall, we … Continue reading Walk in a Manner Worthy …
Divine Do Over
Bob Carlisle wrote a song back in 1996 that was made popular by Donnie McClurkin, We Fall Down. "We fall down, we get upWe fall down, we get upWe fall down, we get upAnd the saints are just the sinnersWho fall down and get up." The song talks about a person discovering the grace of … Continue reading Divine Do Over
Walk This Way!
One of my favorite songs ever is Make Me A Servant. It was a staple in my solo repertoire when I was very young. I haven't sung it in in a very long time. At a recent memorial service the eulogist was speaking about a person who was a natural servant; a willing servant; a … Continue reading Walk This Way!