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A Race Against Time: Living With Lyme with Rosa L. NeSmith

               May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Read as Nicole interviews Lyme Survivor, Author and Lyme Disease Advocate, Rosa L. NeSmith


BAM: Who is Rosa L. NeSmith? 

RLN: In addition to an entrepreneurial spirit, I am an active Philanthropist.  Over a four year term, I served as Co-Founder … Read the rest

Never Give Up: Meet Monica Mazique Smith

Meet  Monica Mazique Smith: A 40 year old  African-American with a physical disability  (Congenital Hypotonia, a form of Muscular Dystrophy) which requires her to use a power wheelchair.

 May you be blessed as you read her personal testimony of faith, determination and never, ever giving up.


Monica’s Story

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Don’t Give Up – Don’t Quit


An early photograph shows a bright-eyed three year-old with shiny hair parted neatly to the side and her legs crossed primly at the ankles. Like any other three-year old growing up in the 1950’s, Linda VanDeusen had a zest for life and a curiosity about the world around her. … Read the rest

Radical Hospitality: Inviting the Stranger into Your Home

Marcia’s voice cracked as she spoke. “Hello, Mrs. Clark, is your husband home? I’d like to wish him Happy Father’s Day.”

I handed the phone to Jim, smiled and said, “Your other daughter is calling.”

Months before, while sitting at my computer, an e-mail caught my attention. The subject line … Read the rest