July 19, 1979 - August 27, 2014: Celebrating Leah Renee McFarlane
Monday, 08 September 2014 12:02
Remarks by Al McFarlane 2pm Friday, September 5, 2014
I extend and receive the greetings of compassion, condolence and love to all that are gathered here today and to all that are connected in mind and spirit, through family bloodlines and prayer lines, and through friendship lines on Facebook, and across the cyberspace digital platforms that serve us.
Motivational Moments: Achieve and celebrate your goals
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:52
This week was has been an exciting one for me! This week I achieved a goal that I had been working on for some time now. This goal was a tough one to complete, but I had dreams of completing it and therefore I believed that I could do.
FAMILY LIVING: Healthy fuel for back to school: Tasty, tote-able snack ideas
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:46
(StatePoint) During back-to-school season, many families will find time is at a premium. With routines changing from summer's slower pace to tighter schedules jam-packed with work, school and extracurricular commitments, it can be hard to keep kids fueled for the day and eating healthfully.
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 10:39
Ferguson, Missouri is a community on the cusp of change. The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American male killed after being shot multiple times by a Ferguson police officer, may be the catalyst for that change. I witnessed first-hand what happens when people use their collective energy to enact change. I moved to Albany, Georgia in March of 1994, unaware of the revolution that was about to happen.
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 15:07
What would it take for you to believe that all of your dreams could come true? What if I told you that with hard work and determination that it's possible to become anything you set out to be? I want you to imagine for a moment being so powerful that every goal you set for yourself becomes a reality. Changing your mind set is how you empower yourself to move beyond your current situation into a life of Self Empowerment. How often do you hear that "You are in charge of your own destiny?" If you never believed it before, I am going to show you how to make this a true fact for you.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:48
The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.. Brown was an unarmed, 18-year-old African-American male, killed after being shot multiple times by a Ferguson police officer. The incident sparked angry protests and acts of vandalism in the St. Louis suburb. I too felt that spark of anger as my mind was taken back to my own personal experiences. For me a simple exchange of money on Lake Street resulted in being forced off the road by a swarm of police cars and guns pointed at me, my son, and his friend. More anger surged as I reflected on the time a Minneapolis police officer threaten my son's life over a case of mistaken identity. Anger is an automatic response, but anger cannot be our only response. We must stand for something greater than anger.