Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

Happy Father’s Day To Our Dads

Everyone on earth should have a fan club president like my dads provided me!* I know that is impossible and unrealistic but like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, “I’m keeping hope alive” because these two phenomenal men made all the … Continue reading

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The More Things Change

“The more things change, the more you grow.” – Reba McEntire If this is true, and in my case, it seems to be, I am growing like the national debt! Every way I turn, something is moving, shifting, being tossed … Continue reading

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Mothers Touch, Teach, Transform

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. “Abraham Lincoln I get a special treat this Mother’s Day because I’m spending the day with my beautiful mother. My 9-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, and I … Continue reading

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On Commencement Speeches And Speakers…

By Cynthia A. Bond Hopson, Ph.D., Assistant General Secretary The Black College Fund, The United Methodist Church Graduation from college is a big deal, especially among African American families. Everybody and THEIR cousin is there to applaud when their “baby’s” … Continue reading

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Let’s Be in the KNOW today

Now that we’ve passed TAX DAY, let’s get down to celebrating! If you’re wondering what we’re celebrating, trust me, there’s more than I can cover in these few sentences. Maybe celebrate isn’t the right word, perhaps it’s more raising awareness … Continue reading

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Escape Your Chains of Whining

Today’s Quote: “We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.” Anne Sullivan I read Anne Sullivan’s quote in my local paper last week and it struck a nerve. I … Continue reading

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Today is “Make it Right Day”

During my next to last visit to New York I stayed at an unfamiliar hotel. It was late and I was hungry enough to eat Brussel sprouts, asparagus and beets! (Trust me, I was desperate!)  I had $10 when I … Continue reading

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Love Makes The World Go Round

Heard it in a Love Song… It’s February and love is in the air, and I am loving it! Love is one of those things you can’t buy, rent or manufacture but it is like oxygen. It helps make everything … Continue reading

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Here’s your Official Magic Formula for 2017

Welcome to this big, shiny New Year and all the adventure it holds! Praise God we’re still here growing and going strong! I love January because it signals we have 365 new opportunities to refresh, renew, and restore ourselves. I … Continue reading

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My 6.1 Lessons For 2016

I arrived at my  61st year or my 18,625th day on earth Sunday and I’m celebrating! I have loved birthdays ever since I can remember so I start celebrating November 1 so by my real birthday, I’m not just older, … Continue reading

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