The First 52 Weeks

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Make time for Meditation: Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior

This morning, I made time for meditation. The last month has been a whirlwind of new – juggling new responsibilities, new relationships, and new ways life has chosen to challenge me. My prayer and meditation life was challenged in a way that it hasn’t been in a long time. Last night, when talking to one … Continue reading

May 9, 2010: Is that Michael Jackson Playing In the Lobby? 11AM Service, Church of Scientology, Chicago Illinois

The week before, as I sat in a very inspirational teen worship service in a large, well-known church on the Southside of Chicago, I made a mental note that I needed to venture out and make a choice to worship somewhere that placed me far, far from my comfort zone. And that’s how I ended … Continue reading

Oh Ye of Little Faith: April 25, 2010, Sunday Evening Connection, 5:00pm, Moody Bible Church, Chicago Illinois

By Pamay Bassey So, with April came the first anniversary of my grandmother’s death. April 22nd, 2009, she passed away. She was the only grandmother I ever knew. And I only saw her a few times as an adult. But her mere existence had an impact on my life. She was a strong woman, who … Continue reading

What do you think of this approach to worship?

This morning I went to visit nuChurch Chicago, which meets at the Webster Place theater on the North Side of Chicago. My reaction to the service was the same as when I saw Pastor Steve preach last year at foglife4life. What do you think of Pastor Steve’s approach: Steve “Stone” Huff, the Pastor of Fog … Continue reading

Family, Forgiveness, and Fortitude: February 21, 2010: The Church of the Apostles, 10:30 AM service, with my mom and sisters

 By Pamay Bassey  On a Sunny Sunday afternoon, about six months after my dad passed away, my sisters and I piled in a car with my mom and headed to a church that was right around the corner from our high school, The Westminster Schools, in Atlanta’s Buckhead community. This church was not there when … Continue reading

A different kind of Saviour: February 28, 2010: Saviour’s Day, The Nation of Islam at the United Center

 On the Big Screen: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakan By: Pamay Bassey From the moment that I parked my car a few blocks from the United Center, I stepped into an atmosphere of helpfulness and respect: “Are you going to the United Center?” She asked? “Don’t park your car over there sister” said the parking … Continue reading

February 17, 2010: Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust: Ash Wednesday, Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church

by Pamay Bassey February 17th. Ash Wednesday. Although I was not raised Catholic, since high school, I have observed Lent, the 40 days of sacrifice leading up to Easter Sunday. So, I have always tried to go to an Ash Wednesday service early in the day. This year, I had a grand plan to go … Continue reading