Category: Michael Goings’ Columns

The personal reflections and commentary of Bishop Michael Goings, a well-known pastor and author, on local, state, national, and international issues

The Mark and Model of Meritorious Mothers

I almost allowed Mother’s Day to slip up on me without preparing an appropriate article way in advance.

Blessings In Disguise

As I often do in my column (as was the case two weeks ago with my subject, “Necessary Evils”), I utilize and expound on well-known sayings that people commonly use.

Remembering The Legacy

A few weeks ago, my topic and thought dealt with things that we received from both parents entitled, “The Best and Worst from Both Sides.”

Why African-Americans Should Get Vaccinated

Like many African- Americans, I had mixed emotions about getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

People Who Turned Their Pain Into Power

In my opinion as a pastor and counselor to many over the past four decades, I have witnessed quite a few people who have experienced hardships and adversity of various types who were able to turn trouble into triumph and pain into power.

Things That Are Impossible For Humans To Do

As the dominant and most intelligent species that the Creator set upon the earth, humans have conquered and trained perhaps all other forms of both plant and animal life.

Tracing Your Changes Through The Years

As I recently looked at myself in the mirror, as well as at some photos that dated back for quite a few years, I was somewhat amazed at the changes I have undergone in the past 50 years.

Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Father

I recently had a brief conversation with one of my brothers about the role that our father had on our lives.

Entering the New Year with Hope and Optimism

With 2021 being only a short span of time away, we need to make sure that we are going forth into this New Year with hope and optimism.

Part Two: The Christmas Story From A Biblical Perspective

In my column last week, we considered the Christmas Story from a biblical perspective.