Why I Tithe

I give 10% back to my community with every paycheck “We rise by lifting others.” — Robert Ingersoll “No one has ever become poor from giving.” — Maya Angelou “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop *** …Why do I tithe? I tithe because it feels good to know that some of my money each month is … Continue reading Why I Tithe

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Why Children’s Books Are Fountains of Wisdom

“Miss Rumphius” taught me about humble acts of kindness. As I prepare to give birth to my first child — a little girl — in June, one of the things I’m most looking forward to is reading books together. I love the experience of being read aloud to. I love listening to someone else’s voice shape the words in … Continue reading Why Children’s Books Are Fountains of Wisdom

What Will You #Create Today? :)

When we're little, our creativity flows like a spring. We're constantly making, imagining, playing, discovering, building, learning, and figuring things out. Perhaps that's why being around children can be so exciting and fun (and exhausting). As adults, we can still create amazing things. Let's tap into the wellspring of free energy, openness, uninhibited joy and passion, … Continue reading What Will You #Create Today? 🙂

‘Love Your Enemy,’ MLK Said

“Many persons have argued that this is an extremely difficult command.” –Dr. MLK, Jr. This article has been published on The Huffington Post. Shivers went down my spine after I read the written transcript of a sermon that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered on November 17th, 1957, at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. I … Continue reading ‘Love Your Enemy,’ MLK Said

~~~~Inspiration****

Isn't inspiration great? It's a feeling of golden sparkles...glitter...flowing liquid gold-honey energy, little pink flowers blowing in the breeze and whizzing blue stars...sea salt water foam, and rainbows: red, green, pink, yellow watercolor soft in constitution....golden autumn light through a tree...running through my heart, mind, and soul. Inspiration leads to breakthroughs, miracles, joy, healing, creation of … Continue reading ~~~~Inspiration****

My Baptism

Baptism Testimony 6/19/16 Kristen Middleton I am thrilled to be taking the next step in my faith journey by getting baptized today. I was baptized as a baby, and occasionally attended church with my parents and sisters growing up. While I have always felt a connection to God, it wasn’t until I started yearning for … Continue reading My Baptism