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NOTHING BUT FIRE!

Jun 6
2017

Beloved People of God, “1On the day of PRIDE [Pentecost], all the Believers were meeting together in one place. 2Without warning, there was a sound like a mighty rushing wind-no one could tell where it came from. It filled the land of America [the entire house]. 3Then, [they saw] what looked like flames or fiery tongues moving...

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The Practice of Resurrection..

Apr 8
2017

Greetings Beloved Easter People, We are preparing to celebrate the “Resurrection of Jesus the Christ” and new life is in the air bringing with it a new, revealed vision no longer suited to the closet and we are being called out. At its most basic level, resurrection represents death’s transforming power of birth out of the death of the old. During this Easter season we are encouraged...

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“Rise Up!”

Mar 1
2017

Greetings Beloved People! March is here and for me this is typically great news. The joy of it all essentially means that spring is on the way ushering in longer days and more sunlight. But, given the atmosphere of the present social climate in America of intolerance and hate, confusion, and violence in the country, the threat of spirit depleting thoughts is palpable and weighty. Despite this, however,...

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WE, TOO, ARE AMERICA!

Feb 9
2017

Happy Fifteenth Anniversary, LICF! As our Church celebrates this momentous occasion, we resolutely affirm, given the current social and political climate, we are living testimony that “Love Wins!” This affirmation is necessary because our present times are so reflective of an image painted centuries ago, by the Prophet Isaiah (59:14):   “Justice is turned backward, and...

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“Everyone Matters”!

Jan 14
2017

Happy New Year’s Family! As I prepared this message, I struggled trying to find the right words to say. Having experienced ruthless political conflict; threats of terroristic social division, and now, chatter of a renewed nuclear arms race, I recognize that more than a few people may not feel the usual gaiety of second chances and fresh starts as we exit an old year. Still, at a minimum, I...

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“Sow Thankful”

Nov 13
2016

Happy National Gratitude Month, Everyone! How fitting is it that, this November, we are doubly encouraged to be grateful. It is “way” cool, that not only will we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of this month, but that thirty days are now set aside for us to daily practice being grateful. “National Gratitude Month” is a suitable opportunity for us to initiate a...

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WHO NEEDS YOU?

Oct 4
2016

Greetings Sisters and Brothers of Faith, Not that it should be surprising or anything, but “your community needs you”! And if you are wondering why, just count the slew of television commercials coming at us back to back. “Vote for Him”. “Vote for Her”. Everybody wants our vote. As a result, too many are left thinking, “What should I do? I don’t like...

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“NEVER TOO OLD”

Sep 6
2016

Greetings Sisters and Brothers of the Heart! As we prepare for the closing of another summer season, I am cherishing a smile presently resting in my spirit. It is a smile resulting from the communion experienced during this year’s “Annual Senior Invasion of Fire Island” with elder members of the LGBTQ community. The invasion is held each August. Attendees are representative of the...

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“The Mourning After”

Jul 9
2016

Beloveds, Today, we as a nation along with the greater global community continue to mourn 49“Holy Innocents” whose lives were stolen in the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning, June 12. They were brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors, boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives. Mostly they were young and primarily Latino. But above...

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“When All Else Fails in Life, Just Stand”

Jun 1
2016

“HAPPY P.R.I.D.E” Beloveds! The LGBT P.R.I.D.E. (Purposefully Rising In Divine Essence) season is upon us! This season brings with it equal amounts of commemorations, pride festivals and parades for the LGBT community across America. These activities customarily serve as an affirmation of our sexuality as well as our overall humanity. But as I extend greetings, my heart is full. After...

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