Random Thoughts

Death by Suicide Is Now A Public Health Crisis

by Yvonne Chase

On January 18th, Peter Robbins who was the voice of Charlie Brown died by suicide at the age of sixty-five. The next day on January 19th, twenty-six-year-old Ian Alexander, Jr., the only child of award-winning actress Regina King died by suicide. Six days later, on January 25th, Kevin Ward, forty-four-year-old mayor of Hyattsville, MD died […]

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January Was Cleansing, Revealing, And Good To Me

by Yvonne Chase

And just like that, January is gone. It was a good month that started with a ten-day Master Cleanse that extended to fifteen days. I am sure I would have continued if I did not run out of maple syrup because it was a breeze. I was never hungry or lethargic, nor did I ever […]

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Domestic Violence Is Evil And Hurts Gods Heart

by Yvonne Chase

In my last post, Agape Love Does Not Stay In Abuse, I talked about the church’s response to domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the CDC: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United […]

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Focused On Creating New Memories

by Yvonne Chase

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, singer Mariah Carey who is known for her over-the-top Christmas decorating and celebrating was asked about her deep love for this time of the year. Here’s what she said: “While many people who love this time of year are often trying to re-create early memories, Carey says her […]

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I Don’t Believe In Coincidences, I Believe In Jesus

by Yvonne Chase

Earlier today while walking to the subway, I joyfully said hello, how you doing…have a good day to a white man in my path. He turned abruptly and said hello…to which I replied, hopefully, I didn’t startle you, and he said, “No, I’m in my thoughts.” I’m still walking to the subway when I said, […]

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Sweet Mangoes…Sweet Connection

by Yvonne Chase

The last few weeks have been heavy so I thought I’d lighten it up a bit and share how God is working and good things are still happening in the middle of what looks like a Civil War. Sweet mangoes started a great conversation that led to a sweet connection. In this post, I shared […]

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Examine And Dwell In You Richly

by Yvonne Chase

Last week while reading my devotional, it talked about not only reading the word but letting the word examine you…letting the word read you. The text was Colossians 3:16 which says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, […]

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People Really Do Make My World Go Round

by Yvonne Chase

How are you holding up now that we’re on day 5,000 of sheltering in place? Last week was a rough week for me. I was pissed off beyond measure because I couldn’t get groceries. I miss grocery shopping! It’s my favorite kind of shopping. Do you know how frustrating it is to show up to […]

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Know That I Am God While You’re Being Still

by Yvonne Chase

We’re used to being busy. Society says if you’re busy you’re productive. If you’re not busy, then you’re not productive. You’re not doing enough. The busier we are, the more productive we’re said to be, however, how many of us know that’s not true? Instead of busyness, we are faced with stillness. You ever do […]

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

by Yvonne Chase

Guess what? I found toilet paper. It was a Wednesday afternoon on a random stop into Walgreens to pick up something else when I turned my head and boom there it was; a shelf with individual Big Rolls of toilet paper. My favorite kind. And it was on sale; 10 rolls for $5. I immediately […]

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