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A Race Against Time: Living With Lyme with Rosa L. NeSmith

A Race Against Time: Living With Lyme with Rosa L. NeSmith

               May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month Read as Nicole interviews Lyme Survivor, Author and Lyme Disease Advocate, Rosa L. NeSmith   BAM: Who is Rosa L. NeSmith?  RLN: In addition to an entrepreneurial spirit, I am an active Philanthropist.  Over a four y

Never Give Up: Meet Monica Mazique Smith

Never Give Up: Meet Monica Mazique Smith

Meet  Monica Mazique Smith: A 40 year old  African-American with a physical disability  (Congenital Hypotonia, a form of Muscular Dystrophy) which requires her to use a power wheelchair.  May you be blessed as you read her personal testimony of faith, determination and never, ever giving

Don’t Give Up - Don’t Quit

Don’t Give Up – Don’t Quit

  An early photograph shows a bright-eyed three year-old with shiny hair parted neatly to the side and her legs crossed primly at the ankles. Like any other three-year old growing up in the 1950’s, Linda VanDeusen had a zest for life and a curiosity about the world around her. Her fath

Laughing Out Loud In The Face Of Divorce

Laughing Out Loud In The Face Of Divorce

Shall I begin with all the wonderful memories? I think not! I’ll begin where the devil thought he had me – killed and destroyed. But God wasn’t having that and neither was I. In a dream God showed me a vision of my husband being swept out of my arms with a group of women. This was lo

Radical Hospitality: Inviting the Stranger into Your Home

Radical Hospitality: Inviting the Stranger into Your Home

Marcia’s voice cracked as she spoke. “Hello, Mrs. Clark, is your husband home? I’d like to wish him Happy Father’s Day.” I handed the phone to Jim, smiled and said, “Your other daughter is calling.” Months before, while sitting at my computer, an e-mail caught my attention. T

Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

By Andrea F.K. Watson   As a young single Christian woman, I should clearly understand the concept of love.  I have a relationship with God and He is love. Since renewing my relationship with God, I had decided to become celibate. I decided I would no longer share my body with someon

One Single Mom's Story

One Single Mom’s Story

As the nurse left the room of the local, free health unit, tears began to roll down my face. My 17-year-old frame began to shake uncontrollably. The nurse confirmed that I was indeed pregnant. I was six months along, homeless, and alone. I had no money, no job, and no future. What would I do wi

Lessons

Lessons

I arrived at the writer's conference early on Friday. I stood in awe at the beauty and vastness of the redwoods. The Creator's design drew me to pray, “Thank You God for bringing me here. I come to you with open hands and open heart in submission to You. Take me and teach me the lessons You ha

Turn it Around

Turn it Around

There was a time when I turned my back on God. Imagine me, a mere mortal having the gall to turn away from the Creator of All Things, The Giver of Life. But, it happened to me and continues to happen to people everyday. For six long years I couldn’t “see” God because of being disobedient.

You Never know what a Day will Bring

You Never know what a Day will Bring

“You never know what a day will bring.” That is what someone told my daughter seven years ago. When it comes to losing a loved one, I wish I could say that I don’t know how it feels. But I can’t. I know exactly how it feels, and it hurts. Whether your loved one is terminally ill and fi

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