Gratefulness is an Awareness


As I prepare mentally, emotionally and spiritually to speak on the topic of Gratefulness in a few days, I found myself asking this question while so many things are going on around me.  I really would appreciate your help if you are reading this blog.  Our church lost a precious woman of God who was my dear friend, suddenly and totally unexpectedly last Friday.  It was truly a blindside hit that left me wounded and hurting.  Then a few days ago I find out that my fraternity brother who was my housemate in college, an ordained minister of the gospel and dear friend went home to be with Lord without any prior knowledge of the extent of his illness.  Early this morning, my daughter says 6 thought provoking words, “Dad we have no hot water!”  I go downstairs to the basement and you guessed it, the hot water heater busted. as I sloshed through water all over the basement.  The Bible tells us that God does not give us more than we can bear and I am reminded of the lyrics, “Don’t push me cause I’m close to the edge, I’m trying not to lose my head, It’s like a jungle sometimes It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.” I began to wonder how I keep from going under and I realized that it is God’s grace that is the same, yesterday and today and my response to each situation is that of “Gratefulness,” Are you feeling me?  When I think about what I am grateful for it keeps me grounded in my faith and in hope. I have decided to ask everyone what they are grateful for each day, so we share our gratefulness as a community. Some may be grateful that they made it to work on time today or that their child got an “B” on a test in a subject that they have been struggling with all school year.  I would be so grateful to you for taking a moment out of your day to post on this blog what you are grateful for each day for the next 10 days.  For your participation, I believe that you are going to be blessed the extraordinary favor of God!  Lets do this!

ATW 2017 “Hidden Figures” Presentations


Historical Context for the Hidden Figures Presentations

Group presentations will require group members to research their content, utilize technology and all the resources made available to them in our classes.

Categories for Presentations:

HBCU  vs   Ivy League

Public vs Private

Universities vs Colleges

In State  vs Out of State

The presentations will be judged on dynamic content, creativity and accurate information that answers the following questions:

A).  What are major Pros and Cons for attending each of the choices?

B).   What can and will we do to cover the cost of these institutions without burdening our parents?

C). What is the best way to choose a college that will meet our academic and financial interests, cultivate our leadership abilities,  provide a great network for our career path and keep us engaged in issues relevant to our community?

D).  List at least 10 must view websites that all current high school/college bound students should frequently use to help them prepare and overcome challenges on their journey to college and career success?