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May 08

Happy Mother’s Day

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Please be assured that on this day you are loved, respected and adored!

Bless you today for being a fantastic mother.

My prayer for you today:

May God bless you today

For all that you’ve done,

May His hand be upon you

For creating a life full of joy and fun.

May we celebrate you well

Throughout this great day,

And may you be blessed

For helping your chidren along the way.

We love you very much

You are awesome and kind,

Without you in our lives

We would be left far behind.

So, this is YOUR day

Sit back, relax, and rest,

For you are God’s choice vessel

You are simply the BEST!

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May 02

May: The Month of Peace!

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Uncategorized

Today is the first day of another wonderful month. This month is recognized as the month of Peace.

Peace is defined as the absence of inner or outer conflict. The Hebrew word – Shalom – was a common Biblical greeting that meant both the absence of conflict AND God’s highest blessing.  As we enter the beginning of another month, allow these two Scriptures (below) to govern you as we collectively Give God the Glory!:

Lev 26:6 (KJV)

“And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.”

Luke 1:79 (KJV)

“To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Getting, and staying, connected to the Prince of Peace – Jesus – is our ultimate goal!

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Mar 21

How About Some Common Courtesy?

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” known to some as the “Golden Rule,” is one of the most well-known principles of Christian Living:

“So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the Law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 RSV)

Today is recognized as “Common Courtesy Day” in the U.S. Jesus teaches us to treat others as we would like for them to treat us. Allow this day to be used to honor Jesus’ teaching on this important subject.  You could change someone’s life today!

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Mar 19

Forgiveness

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Yesterday was designated “Forgive Mom and Dad Day” in the U.S.

Although I do not know its origin, I do realize that the act of forgiveness is a powerful prescription for the release of unwanted pain and misery.  Tomorrow is the beginning of another Spring season. It symbolizes a fresh beginning, newness of life, longer days with warmer weather.

Let go of the past…live for the present. Forgive those who may have caused harm in your life and move forward.

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Feb 17

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Most people probably do not know, but this week is designated as “National Random Acts of Kindness” week in the United States. Specifically, today, February 17th, is “Random Acts of Kindness Day.”

As we collectiely celebrate Black History Month, I am mindful of two quotes from two distinguished African-Americans who helped to shape this world through their acts of kindness:

Wilma Rudolph, Olympic champion – “No matter what great things you accomplish, somebody helps you,” and

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

Your act of kindness can go a long way today. At the root of your kind acts, be mindful that service to others brings the ultimate joy and fulfillment in life.  Be blessed today.

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Jan 17

From 1968 to 2011 – Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Today, our country celebrates a federal holiday set-aside for the only minister of the gospel: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His response to his call into the ministry, at age 19, is what led to his prominence in the civil rights struggle in the United States and, ultimately, the world.  A hero amongst heros, Dr. King’s legacy still motivates me to read through his 221-page photobiography, review the Life magazine images, and glance at the Ebony magazine biography to vividly remember all of his heroics from decades ago. This past Friday, while at work, I again listened to the “I Have a Dream” speech in its entirety. 

Four short days after his untimely death on April 4, 1968, Mrs. Coretta Scott King publicly whispered these encouraging words to the nation:

“I would challenge you today to see that his spirit never dies and that we will go forward from this experience, which to me represents the crucifixion, on toward the resurrection and redemption of his spirit. We must carry on…”

I reflect upon and study the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. regularly throughout the year. God blessed him with wisdom beyond his years and I remain captivated by his courage in the face of extreme injustice(s). On this day, we will teach our three sons about humility and service as we tour the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC, to reflect upon his Godly leadership, character, persistence, courage, and faith.

I love you Dr. King and all of your service for humanity. Continue to rest in peace.  Your dream remains alive!!

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Dec 18

The Significance of December 25th

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

As we begin another new week, and soon close out another wonderful year, the entire world slows down to reflect upon the significance of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Believers and non-believers alike celebrate this momumental moment in history.

The “gospel,” also referred to as the good news, is summarized in one New Testament scripture.  It captures the essence of this celebratory time of the year that billions of people observe and appreciate.  It is found at 1 Corinthians 15:3-4:

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (KJV).

The facts, scripturally, that support Christ’s resurrection are unparalleled. As you move into this season of rest, relaxation, and restoration, please remember the significance of December 25th – the time of the year that we celebrate Jesus. He is the reason for this season.

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Dec 03

Well Done LeBron!

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christianity , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

As a sports fanatic, last evening I was torn between which game to watch on television:

1. Cavaliers vs. Heat (Pro basketball)

2. Eagles vs. Texans (Pro football), or

3. Arizona vs. Arizona State (College football).

I chose #1 above and glad that I did. That game taught a good message, that I shared with my three sons, if you allowed God to minister as you carefully observed.

LeBron James, a member of the Miami Heat who is arguably pro basketball’s best player and a guaranteed hall-of-famer, is a 25-year old professional athlete who had to endure 3 hours of belligerent, hostile, unruly, and child-like berating from an audience of largely adult on-lookers that paid approximately $125 per ticket.  All of this nonsense because LeBron changed employers, from Cleveland to Miami, this past summer.  The sheer number of professional athletes that have changed employers during their careers is staggering, to include Wayne Gretzski (hockey hall of famer), Bret Favre (future football hall of famer), Shaq O’Neal (future basketball hall of famer), and Ted Williams (baseball hall of famer), just to name a few whose names most people recognize. There are countless more and all were much older than 25 years of age at the time and none received the type of backlash that was levied toward LeBron.  He simply exercised his rights, as millions of people do each year, to change employers.  Nothing more…nothing less. On a personal note, I’ve changed employers eight or nine times during my 27-year career.

In response to the non-sensical Cleveland Cavalier fans, LeBron quietly scored 38 points last evening as he led his new team to a 20-plus point victory and humbly addressed the media after the game with his usual poise, character,professionalism and self confidence.  Well done LeBron! I, and many others, am very proud of you.

1 Corinthians 13:11 teaches us:

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought as I child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.” (NIV)

Cleveland Cavaliers should look to this 25-year old as one who has put childish things in his past.  I told my sons that I would never embarass them by acting like those fans did last night.  This morning, they should feel as foolish as they looked on television last night.  Lebron has moved on, why don’t you!?!  He has expressed no amimosity toward you.  He simply changed employers as I’m sure each of you has done, or will do,  during your respective careers.

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