At a young age, we are told to do our “lesson”, graduate and get a good job. With that job, rarely do we think we will be an employee for over 30 years. Yes, reaching 50 years of service is common. But to reach 50 years on the job when you were “recruited” for the […]

benedict, Celebration, Event, South Carolina

Employee of the Century at Brookland Baptist Church

We never know where life will take us but we should always be kind during our journey. Whether it be living in the country or in the city, be kind. Whether it be while being employed by the largest employer in Columbia or the smallest shop, don’t be mean. Even if it is at church […]

Uncategorized

Just As Sweet As She Wanna Be .. At 50

There is a church. It once was a little church. It is still a little church at heart but in statue, it is a little unsmall. Brookland Baptist Church is located in West Columbia, SC. Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr, the mission of the church is to proclaim the gospel […]

Community, South Carolina

Build it & Be a Blessing

Sometimes you go into a battle, knowing you are ready. However, there can be a thought in your mind if you planned well enough. Months ago, I started communication with one of my fellow Brookland Baptist members. Angela is on the Praise Team, led by the legend John Lakin. Me: I’m just the lowly camera […]

Entrepreneur, South Carolina

Me vs The Selfie Studio

When you hear the name of John, it is easy to equate it to the GOSPEL OF JOHN.  When you hear the word Gospel spoken, it is common to think of music.  But where does one’s mind go when they hear the words, “John singing gospel in the Carolinas?”  Puzzling.  Your mind could go to […]

Event, South Carolina, Uncategorized

The Gospel of John gone Wild

Life is an interesting gift from God.  The gift sometimes is sprinkled with rays of sunshine that allows one to feel that nothing could be sweeter.  Often, the gift is tossed with salt and pepper, where one has bright and dark days.  And there are times when life is like looking in a mirror and […]

Event, Health, South Carolina

Never Shall We Forget

Graduation is a time that everyone gets excited. Whether it is the graduate, the next door neighbor, an old teacher or the usher at church, graduation time is a joint effort of cheer.  I was extremely excited when John Lakin, III started talking about graduation.  I wasn’t excited because John FINALLY met all his requirements […]

benedict, Education, hbcu, School

Dead Man Walking His Graduation Walk

Mid-April is always a beautiful time in the state of South Carolina.  The flowers start to bloom, while the temperatures embrace the true meaning of Spring. Over at the Brookland Baptist Church, the high school seniors are eagerly anticipating what award they have received.  High school seniors that (1) have attended Brookland over the past 3 years […]

Education, Races, School

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