Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

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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End of the 2016 Election Cycle

The 2016 election cycle has thankfully come to an end! Hallelujah! Now, if the insults, the biased polling touted as the gospel, the incivility that bred hatred and strife, the intolerance of voices other than our own would also end, … Continue reading

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