Thursday, September 16, 2010
I may not always get it right, it may take me a few tries, but I reach toward the prize of the high calling. I create and set the standards of excellence in my life and it is up to me to strive to live by it.
I woke early in prayer and meditation wanting to make a difference today. One of my favorite gospel singers back home in Michigan, Pastor Marvin Sapp is burying his lovely wife today, Lady MaLinda Sapp who lost her fight with colon cancer. She was diagnosed eighteen months ago. I think about how this dreaded disease took down so many people I know, especially my Mom. My Mom had thirty-four months from diagnosis to death and I as look at the calendar I remember where I was last year at this time-laid off, traveling back and forth from St. Louis to Detroit, hoping, wishing, praying, all of the above. I think of the many families that had to walk the floors in hospitals, tending to their loved one needs. It was just like yesterday and when I see that I am nearing the final thirty day anniversary of my Mom, I pray that we get a cure to finally once and for all wipe this thing out!