As we prepare for a new year... may I suggest some simple practices to keep making yourself new all year long without regret or resolutions - just a new you!
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Where does law and faith intersect in your life? At home, at work, while playing basketball, while driving... where? when? For some of you these might seem like weird questions and for yet others it may seem quite natural or logical. I imagine most of you fit in the former category. Most people think of these things as separate and are often quite intrigued when they read the title on my website or letterhead. I will continue to bring this question to light in more depth as I develop more seminars, conversations, and tools to assist people with both legal know how and spiritual fortification.
In the mean time consider this - law and faith intersect in your life everyday - you simply have not noticed it. Stay tuned, as I have begun production of the short form documentary on law and faith (6-8 minutes) that will air on PBS Public Television. We had an exciting day of filming this past Wednesday, October 28th and I look forward to sharing more with you and to hearing your answers to the questions ...
I found this in my home office when I was going through some old items. It is a picture of a small cardboard card that my late uncle H. Elliott Thompson gave to me when I was in my early twenties. Many of us cousins and his children knew him for dispensing answers to questions we did not even ask and sharing wisdom he thought would put our lives on the trajectory that was best for us. So I thought I would share with you what my uncle shared with me. It is timeless wisdom that reminds us of the simple ways that our elders and ancestors have always known would make our paths easier:
PRAY: It is the greatest power on earth.
LOVE: It is a God-give privilege.
READ: It is the fountain of wisdom.
THINK: It is the source of power.
BE FRIENDLY: It is the road to happiness.
GIVE: It is too short a day to be selfish.
PLAY: It is the secret of perpetual youth.
LAUGH: It is the music of the should.
WORK: It is the price of success.
SAVE: It is the secret to security.
If you have legal or faith questions, or perhaps another concern or question, feel free to contact me at:
Regina D. Jemison
500 Griswold, Suite 2410
Detroit, MI 48226