What is God?

One of the key components in any of the services I provide in my columns, Facebook post or as a speaker at Unity of Lake Orion, is to tell people that they are loved. Yep! No matter what anyone has done in their life, God’s love and light still exists in them. I believe when […]

Change the culture of speaking up to save lives

The horrific killing, maiming and/or psychological trauma that the children and staff of Oxford High School, their families, first responders, medical staff and others endured firsthand is a wound to the soul that at the very least will leave a permanent scar. Thankfully so much good has poured from our community that we are getting […]

Sparks-Griffin funeral home went above and beyond

On May 29th, Emma French, my 94-year-old mother passed away. Nine years prior to her death, she had made cremation arrangements with Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion. While my family was not familiar with Sparks-Griffin, it was very close to the nursing home where she lived. Shortly after her passing, Greg Griffin called to […]

Let’s Make Michigan Safe

Dear Friends, The horrific mass shooting at Oxford High School was not only a local tragedy — our global community wept for our children. We have suffered significant loss and heartbreak due to gun violence, and while we cannot change the events that happened in Oxford on that day, we can work together to end […]

Remember to pray

A habit I have is to pray for needs answered at the sound of emergency sirens. My experience with First Responders and their sirens is no less than that of sheer gratitude. An emergency is chaotic as your adrenalin pumps, but once they come through the door there is a sense of relief watching the […]

‘WE are responsible for ALL of our children’

I bought my first gun when I was twelve. I worked all summer umpiring little league to buy a shotgun so I could go hunting with my dad in the fall. My dad is the one who took me to the store where I legally purchased a firearm with my own money at twelve years […]

5 minutes

In 5 minutes, our village lay shattered Gripped in misery, broken, and strained A high school reeling from the damage it sustained. For 5 minutes, the despair was consuming Prayers took over, faith and hope remained Knowing the lives of children will forever be changed. In 5 minutes, all their smiles were lost Family’s hearts […]

5 minutes

A poem by A. Glover    5 minutes In 5 minutes, our village lay shattered Gripped in misery, broken, and strained A high school reeling from the damage it sustained.   For 5 minutes, the despair was consuming Prayers took over, faith and hope remained Knowing the lives of children will forever be changed.   […]

Sharing in Advent

It’s official; the end of the year is near. Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas rush is here. It is time to deck the halls, enjoy holiday festivities, and shop for the perfect gifts. Beginning the Sunday after Thanksgiving and for four consecutive Sundays we will share in Advent for 2021. During Advent, many faith-filled groups, […]

Raising Prosperity Consciousness

As 2021 comes to a close, there is talk about higher gas prices and higher prices on everything else, too. So, what would you like our economy to be? Successful for everyone right? Great, together let’s change our prosperity consciousness! What comes to mind when you hear the word prosperity? If you are like most […]