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Celebrate Good Times (Come On)!

Some of my favorite people and I have made many traditions.  Most of them involve food and happy hour.  I love my friends!  This week on our list of celebratory events was Fat Tuesday...I won't go into the history, but I will say that New Orleans is a place near and dear to my heart and I will visit every chance I get!

I have many loved ones there who graciously offer me their extra bedroom (or couch or air mattress) that I usually accept.  For anyone who has never been to Mardi Gras, I highly recommend it.  The spirit of the people is so strong that you can't help but to join in the festivities.  I have been twice and had hoped to get back this year, but being broke economic woes prevented it.

As it stands, we usually gather at some restaurant or bar and have drinks and food that are customary to Nawlins.  This year we chose to dine at Carolina Ale House - Harbison (Columbia, SC).  They advertised on their Facebook page that they were having a "party" and to come an…

Talitha Koum

A friend of mine invited me to visit his church a couple weeks ago and I did.  The service started with some of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard.  It was my first time there and I must say that I will definitely visit again.  It was their Young Adult Ministry's (YAMs as they are affectionately called) Sunday to coordinate the service.  For the first part of the service I was moved by the music and scriptures and had a very good vibe.  Then it was time to hear the Word.  They invited a guest speaker for the morning and we were notified that he was running a little late.  So they stalled until he got there.  At one point I just wanted to ask the pastor why she just didnt' deliver the Word.  We were all very patient and were graced with more angelic singing while we waited.

Once the speaker arrived, I knew he would be worth the wait.  I had heard of him before, but had never taken the opportunity to attend any of his services.

The speaker was Reverend Willie Thompson w…