My wife is a seasoned, dedicated teacher of almost 20 years. She has won awards, consistently received praise from parents, and administration. Her evaluations are always at the highest level. She has nothing to prove…at school.

But, she has felt guilty about has she given enough attention to her own children. THIS IS because of the evolving accessibility and expectation to and of teachers these days.

When I was in school during the 70s and 80s, parents had to request a meeting with teachers or wait for parent teacher conferences. Now…through email, parents have more and more 24-access to teachers through emails, and many are pressured by administration to be responsive. Even if they don’t respond, once you get an email, it’s on your mind. This takes away from her home experience with her own children.

Teachers have more duties beyond the classroom than ever before…

They’re expected to be parents, analysts, administrators, coaches, trainers, babysitters both in the evenings and through the summer.

All this while remaining on the bottom of the pay scale in their school systems.

If they complain, they’re frowned upon…not fair!

Being a dedicated teacher should never mean putting your job before your own family…and should not be expected.

I just want everyone to remember that teachers are parents too. That space should be respected and protected.

Teaching is a ministry!

Romans 12:6-7(NKJV)

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;



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Proverbs 18:22 (NKJV)

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.


If anyone deserves a special day, it’s my beautiful wife!

We’ve been sharing life together for over 30 years! Our 30th anniversary is this September.

She keeps the air filled with her joyous laughter…the perfect audience for my silliness.

She’s been an awesome mother to our three children, often sacrificing her happiness for theirs.

This woman of God is not must my wife, but my best friend and partner in ministry.

But, God wasn’t so selfish as to just give her to us…she’s a phenomenal Gospel Jazz artist with a smooth, crystal clear voice that is anointed to bless YOU. She’s my partner in ministry as she sings the songs God has placed on my heart to write…my partner in taking God’s message beyond the four walls of the traditional church to meet people where they are.

You can help me celebrate by ‘Baby Girl’ on her birthday an beyond while you bless yourself…

Search her online and download, stream and share her smooth, inspirational jazzy singles…

“Urgent” (a soulful charge of the Great Commission)

“Thanks for Loving Me Too” (a beautiful ballad about God’s love)

“Walk with Me (Never Alone)” ( A fresh, upbeat jazzy arrangement of an old favorite)

Her music is on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, iHeart Radio, YouTube…just search Mechelle Johnson spelled with an (e).

Y’all know I have to represent her if no one else does!!!!!

I’m not ashamed to say I love this woman and pray God let’s her bless my life many more years!

So, help me celebrate my GOOD THING!






Most of us clean up really well. We put on our public faces. We play the role. Some people go about their daily tasks with such a level of confidence, professionalism and excellence that you would think they are close to faultless.

They are always perfectly groomed…

Their credit score is 800,000,000…

They always know the right thing to say…

Their focus is surgical…

Their anointing is nearly biblical.

They are never shaken by anything.

Do you know someone like that?

Watching these people can make you feel…









But God sees ALL of us as we really are.

We all stand NAKED before God.

Even the most fit person has some physical imperfections that they don’t want anyone to see when they’re naked.

God sees us all spiritually NAKED.

Jeremiah 17:10 (NKJV)

10 I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings

He sees our heart and our motives of WHY we do what we do.

He sees our secret anxieties and insecurities.

He knows when we’re second-guessing ourselves.

He knows those thoughts that make us most ashamed.

He knows our secrets that we hope are never revealed.

He sees us as we REALLY are when we aren’t ‘cleaned up.

He sees us NAKED.

That’s why we should NEVER take the fact that God sent the Living Word as His Son to serve as PROPITIATION for our sins for granted.

1 John 2:2 (NKJV)

2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Propitiation means that Jesus covered our guilt and our sin. It means that Jesus served as a substitute, appeasing the wrath of God for all of our sins.

God knows on our best day we mess up and stand NAKED before Him.

Stop right now and thank the Lord Jesus Christ for covering your spiritual nakedness.


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