Remember To Give Thanks For Family This Week

Give Thanks

 “In everything, give thanks.” These four simple words from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 speak volumes, especially as we pause to give thanks for our blessings. This is National Family Week and as we celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of the official Christmas season, let’s begin at the beginning.

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Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday…

happy birthday

My birthday, one of my favorite days of the year, is fast approaching and since we’re supposed to get wiser as we get older, I thought it important to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained over the past 12 months/65.96 years.  I learned some wonderful new lessons, but I’ve also realized the value of the old tried and true ones, so here’s what I know:

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Live In Brilliant Color Today

Live today in brilliant color for tomorrow is coming soon

In less than 30 days, if I am still alive, and I hope to be, my birthday will come, and I will have lived 24,088 days. In the grand scheme of things, this is but the blink of an eye, a blip in time, and yet, I believe my time on earth has been amazing, momentous, and important.

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Ep 20: From There to Here: A Story of a Passionate Pastor, Loving Husband, and Great Father with Rev. Roger Hopson

Rev. Roger Anthony Hopson has a lot to share when discussing how to get from there to here.

As the oldest in his family, Rev. Hopson talks about how his brother Vincent is his best friend and how they had a blast spending time together, both in school and outside it.

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Being Emotionally Well Is A Precious Gift

Emotional Well Being

“Couldn’t sleep at all last night, cause I was tossin’ and turnin’…all night,” are words we remember from the 1961 classic sung by Bobby Lewis. Ritchie Adams and Malou Renee, the song’s composers, are clear—somebody’s done somebody wrong and it’s causing sleepless nights. During this Emotional Wellness Month, these words came to mind as I … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness – If It Walks Like A Duck…

Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month and no matter how we like to mind our own business, this topic affects all of us, either directly or indirectly, so, this month especially, let’s become more aware. Since October 1987, this annual October observance shines a light on this destructive behavior to raise awareness because the … Read more

Ep 19: Love for Family, God, Siblings, and His Cars: A Story of a Happy and Content Little Brother

A Story of a Happy and Content Little Brother this one - Reginald Bond

Being the 7th out of the 8 siblings, and the younger brother of Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson, Reginald Bond has a lot of wonderful and exciting experiences to share.

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We Need Great Questions And Answers

Question and Answers

“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.”

(Unsure about origin)

You already know I love a good quote. Why bother creating something to say when someone else has already written, spoken, or sung exactly what you were thinking?

I have long believed in the power of a good question. As a professor I taught my students that if they asked the right questions, in many instances an answer might be unnecessary because questions help dispel the notion that you’re stupid and uninformed.

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