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What’s Next?

My good friend, Cassandra Wainwright, asked me to share a short message of hope for her church, Heaven Sent Ministries. I’m glad to support her efforts in the city—which are...

The Greatest Week

All week long, I’ve been saying, “this is the greatest week in the history of the world,” to whoever would listen.“I didn’t even know it was Easter week.”“Not even close!”"What...

Need A Reset?

Google must be doing some maintenance. In the middle of my work, Gmail shut down a couple of times. At first, I thought I did something wrong to lose everything;...

Welcome Miranda Mendez

Miranda joins Gary Kendall for Season 4 of the BLESS podcast as a co-host. Let's get to know Miranda. Miranda Mendez is a dynamic leader who has spent the last...

The Maze

An annual trek to the Louisburg Cider Mill is a fall adventure for the Kendall family dating back decades, and 2020 was no different, although 2020 disrupted nearly everything else....

How to Transform a City

We love Kansas City and long to see our city thrive. We are known as the city of fountains and most recently the home of the Super Bowl Champions, the...

The Neighbor to the Vice President

Regina Shelton and Kamala Harris Yesterday Kamala Harris became the first woman to become Vice-President of the United States of America. She also is the first woman of color to...

The Sync

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but every day we benefit from the cause for which he fought, racial equity and justice—not that we've arrived but that we...

Why

Google — Year in Search 2020 The most popular search on Youtube in 2020 started with the word, why? Watch the video. You have questions; I have questions, so what...

A Twinkle in your Eye

You know the look; it seems as if there is a spark; you can see it in their face. The smile is real, not forced. It’s like you can tell...

Two Words

Annually, I ask God to give me a word or a phrase I can hold to through the year that prepares me to make the most of what comes.  The...

Not Home for Christmas

I was far from home, alone on Christmas Eve. It was my first year at the university, and I was the latest hire at my job; I had to work...