Pope Francis is allowing Catholic priests to absolve the “horrendous crime” of abortion, extending special permission he granted clerics last year for the Holy Year of Mercy. “I want to insist as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin because it puts an end to an innocent life,” the pope said, according to Vatican […]

Forgiveness is not always easily granted. In fact, most times it’s not. But author/TV personality Iyanla Vanzant says that in fact, forgiveness is essential if…

Dear Lord, every time my enemy fires a curse, help me to fire a blessing. Let me respond always in grace, and thereby overcome. Amen.…


Prayer heals. This belief is echoed by thousands of Americans who use prayer to improve their health. According to a study by Dr. Anne McCaffrey…

Life is Good.  Whenever you get down and forget that, be encouraged that you are blessed and this too shall pass.  Renowned author and spiritual advisor, Iyanla Vanzant shares an uplifting message for serenity. Related Articles: The Many Writings of Iyanla Vanzant Wholeness Blessing: We Are Not Broken Minute Mediation- Prayer for Happiness

This video is for those who say, “it’s just hair,” implying it has no real significance. This sister uses examples from our ancient civilizations of Kush, Nubia, and Kemet/Ta-Mery, then compares them to “modern” styles of Afrikan cultures today in West, Central, and Southern Afrika. This sister even demonstrates that locs are not an invention […]

Are You Spiritual? By Skip Heitzig This week’s topic: Renewing Your Mind If you ask the average American you’ll get a potpourri of answers: some would say it means going to church, others chanting a mantra, while still others would define spirituality as a warm, fuzzy feeling. But God’s Word describes spirituality as belief in the one […]

As important as your religious beliefs may be to you, they don’t necessarily make you happier, a new study in the American Sociological Review finds. What does make you more satisfied with your life, the study finds, is having friends at your congregation and a strong religious identity. “Those are the people who give you […]

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Originally posted 10/27/2010 In our long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, there have always been attempts to make some of us believe that there are just too many obstacles in our path or life journey and, as such, we should just throw in the towel, give up, and […]

Are you the backbone of your family? Does everyone come to you when they need answers, solutions and assistance?  Does it ever get to a place when its too much to handle?  When you come to this crossroad, take time to re-evaluate to see how you can run life more effective and efficient.

What’s your favorite Iylana VanZant book? If you haven’t read one of her many titles, pick one and elev8! Related articles: Top 8 Books To Read this Summer from Willis to Oprah The Christian Jackie Collins has arrived