September 11, 2017 rmaddox

“I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets”. – Michael W. Smith The church is a place of worship and without judgment for anyone seeking a closer relationship with God. As men and women of faith, we are all seeking peace, hope, inspiration…

August 21, 2017 rmaddox

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” ― Michael Jackson Expression is defined as the process of making one’s thoughts or feelings known. Music is as a creative form of expression that seeks to move one’s soul. Every…

August 14, 2017 rmaddox

“Music is a world within itself; it is a language we all understand.” – Stevie Wonder Music is a form of communication that expresses emotions and connects people from a wide variety of cultures. Irrespective of the genre, starting from the smooth sounds of the jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery to the dynamic rap songs of…

July 22, 2017 rmaddox

By Chloe Longstreet “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Buddha There are two kinds of people in this world. The ones who get up on Monday morning dreading another week of work and counting down the hours until they leave work on Friday. And then there are the people who wake…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

Customarily, the first question people ask in their initial greeting is “How are you?” or “How is your day?” Based on the responses I have heard, the most common way to respond to these questions is to say “good” or “okay.” It appears that we have established a pre-programed response to these greetings. Honestly, the…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

When you experience a physical wound on a part of your body, the first reaction is to clean the wound to determine the damage and prevent infection. Depending on the type of injury, you may still feel some pain or discomfort as the healing process takes place. According to Shield Healthcare, when the skin is…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

“Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.” After Samantha graduated from a prestigious university, she was confident that she was going to be successful in her future endeavors. Nothing stood in the way of her future. Yet, despite hundreds…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

Have you ever watched a movie that made you recall past moments from your life that still follow you today? In 2002, the movie The Time Machine was released starring Guy Pearce. This was the movie that made me think about my life. Guy Pearce played a character who was looking for the answer to…

June 26, 2017 rmaddox

In today’s society, there is a growing concern about the growth and development of our youth.  The youth of today fall into one of two categories, often classified as Generation Y (the millennials), born between 1980 and 1995 or Generation Z, born between 1996 and 2010. I remember, as a child, my elders and school…