Conversation with my daughter on September 27, 2015 at 11:30pm: Me: Zara, daddy and mommy are tired. We were thinking about going to bed a lil earlier tonight. What do you think? ? Zara: Well, I’m not tired. And…aint mommy already sleep? Me: That’s besides the point princess. Let’s wind down and get you ready for bed. (*I got up and turned off the light*) Zara: *screams* Turn the lights back on. It’s not sleepy time and don’t you start that singing daddy…I’m not ready. *I turned the light back on and then got her dressed to take pictures. ???. She was cool with it.*Read More →

My biological father, Dennis Jerome Taylor, was killed when I was two years old.  As a result of his death, I struggled my entire childhood and most of my adult life with trying to fill a void that only a fatherless child can explain. It wasn’t until I became a mature, born again Christian, that I understood the void that I was trying to fill. You see…there is something about a father’s love that gives us security, and without it, you can feel lost or like you are walking in this world trying to figure everything out for yourself.  My mother did the best thatRead More →

Where is the love? 1st Corithians 13:4-8 clearly explains what LOVE is: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Based on my reading of that scripture, it is clear to me that love is an action word.  Love requires you to demonstrate by your actions how you feel.  If you really love something or someone,Read More →