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Why Kwanzaa may be more important than Christmas!

Posted by brooksjonathan5@gmail.com on December 26, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (6)


Now I know as a pastor this may seem like a rather strange statement. The only response I have to those who may feel that way is… that is great! Why? Because that means I have your attention.

Let me begin by saying that I am a lover of everything Christmas. I love the music, lights,...

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Being Twice the Mother Does not Make You a Father!

Posted by brooksjonathan5@gmail.com on July 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (2)


Let me begin this conversation by stating that a single mother raised me and that I have a gre...
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Safe Space to Safe Place

Posted by brooksjonathan5@gmail.com on February 14, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Some Serious Questions about Safety

Those of us who live in inner city spaces often have to ask ourselves some very difficult questions. I can remember when a young wife and mother whom I married and counseled disagreed with her husband about the neighborhood in which they should purchase a home and raise their young family. He grew up on the so...

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Stop giving back and COME BACK!

Posted by brooksjonathan5@gmail.com on July 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (2)


“Now that’s what happens when we come back home!”  On June 19, 2016 I sat in my living room repeatedly screaming these words at my television.  I sat mesmerized watching an elated Cleveland Cavaliers team burst into screams of jubilation while simultaneously feeling a corporate sigh of relief from the entire Cleveland area. For th...

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