Church Rules

I was really angry and probably shouldn't have taken communion that day! ​ Some years ago, I visited a church that was a different denomination than the one of which I'm a member. When it was time to receive Holy Communion, I walked down the aisle, knelt at the altar, and held out my hands for the wafer. BUT… I didn't cup my hands properly. And the pastor gave me a look, moved past me to the next person, and returned to give me a wafer when I cupped my hands (after noticing the manner in which others placed their hands). I. WAS. FURIOUS! I dare say that I should not have taken communion. Because, in that moment, I was not in tune with the unconditional love and grace of God that this sacr

One Simple Question Opened My Mind

As a divinity student at Yale, I was asked to chronicle my spiritual journey and to include some of the people who had influenced me the most. We were to write a letter to one of those individuals. I choose to write to Mr. Melvin Ford, an elder from my hometown community who had long been deceased. Why Mr. Mel? ​ Because. Because, he never told me to “hush” when I asked a thousand questions about the Bible. Because, he told my parents that I had a lot of questions and to talk with me. Because, he questioned me. Because, he opened my mind to a different way of thinking. Because, he helped me to realize that there is more than one way to think about things. Because, he reinforced what my

"Sacred intelligence is being able to tap into that internal source that we all have to make good decisions that manifest one's greatness!"

Dr. Terrlyn L. Curry Avery

Pastologist: Psychology Ph.D., MDiv.

Owner, Sacred Intelligence, LLC

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