Moving Into Harlem

Sometimes, the stories we hear on the news suggest that all American youth are troubled and without direction.  However, I remain hopeful.  Since 2004, my Peacemaker Family Center (PFC) team have been intentionally mentoring young adults in our community, infusing them with positive messages.  We have been providing sexual risk avoidance education to youth and…

My Beekeeping Adventures

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln             A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my budding interest in honeybees and beekeeping. Since that time, I have been able to begin a certified beekeepers course offered by the Broward Beekeeper’s Association,…

A Reason Why

“Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow” when the money’s right there in your pocket.” (Proverbs 3:27-28 MSG)   Recently, I had a conversation with someone who questioned why I would travel half way…

An Urban Bee Sanctuary

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” ~ George Eliot I live in South Florida. I woke up this morning so thankful that Hurricane Matthew passed by leaving little or no trace that it had been here. Hurricanes are a reminder that nature can be…

Built for Adventure

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” ~ Amelia Earhart My grandson, Noah, loves new adventures. One of his recent adventures was a Birthday Party Safari at Zoo Miami for his third birthday. As we walked through the entrance of the zoo, he shouted out “‘venture, ‘venture” and began to run. Fortunately, his parents had a plan…

A New Adventure

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Twenty years ago, I traveled to Mexico as a member of a humanitarian missions construction team. I don’t know what I was expecting but I found myself, homesick, damp, cold, and bewildered. The level of poverty in the…

KTECH Brings Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Desmond Tutu One of the highlights of my recent trip to Cambodia was initiating the first KTECH Academy cohort. My vision for KTECH Academy is to reduce the risk of women and children in developing countries becoming trapped in…