Beliefs

Your Choice..Building A Legacy…Every Morning…

Soul of Santa Steps Into Something New When riding in the car to work, it has become somewhat of a tradition. Sacred, in my mind, because it’s one of the only times in my day that I feel heard. Shoot, it’s probably one of the only times I…

PATIENCE OR DIVINE TIMING

  Endurance, staying power, tolerance, lack of complaint, persistence, fortitude, and serenity are synonyms for patience. Another possibility is the idea of Divine Timing as a different lens with which to view a situation. My hope and intention are to provide an opportunity to look back at your…

Make Way For Joy by Dr. Joyce Brown

My first Garden Spices© article was a lament to the decision to place my mother in a nursing home. Since then, I have regaled you with my “Marbline Box” stories… or “Granny” as we have called her since her first grandchild was born in 1967. My grandmother was…

  Her Name is Debra

Her name is Debra. I met her In a Publix grocery store maybe fifteen years ago. We were different people then. I am still a private and contemplative introvert, and she is still a socially-oriented extrovert. One might naturally conclude that we are polar opposites. However, we do…

Walking It Through

I was all ready to visit my new granddaughter. She was right at two months old, and I was excited, packed, and ready for my wonderful experience. The Sunday before I am leaving, my son calls and suggests that we postpone for a while, and I agreed as…

Holi: Festival of Colors

    Photo by Souvik laha on Unsplash The Hindu festival, Holi, the festival of colors,  is now a global celebration held in the spring. It represents all the attributes of color,  the dying of winter, and the rejuvenation of spring, resplendent in the celebration of life. Lisa…

Words of Dr. Russell Clayton

    THE MYSTERY OF YOUR TRUE IDENTITY We all seek our identity in various ways. Some people express their identity through their bodies. Some find shelter in their minds. Some seek identity in their jobs, and In their wealth. But none of these versions of you is…

The Gold Within

Photo by David Geib from Pexels She got jumped, blindsided. Before she knew what was happening, they were on her. She was totally unprepared for what was happening on the church call. She is the minister that has a responsibility as the spiritual advisor for the group. The…

You My Mama!

So, everyone that has had any recent contact with me knows that my digital magazine, Garden Spices Magazine, was hijacked.  Yes, directly after the George Floyd verdict, my site was hit and left with articles written by the devil itself.  The tunes sung were about Black trans athletes,…

Reciprocal Blessings

  Photo by Nico Smit on Unsplash   You’ll never guess what happened to me today! As I was driving through downtown on my way home, I noticed several tents, grocery carts full of clothes, bags/luggage, blankets spread out on the ground, and people standing around underneath the…