Repost - Would Santa Punch You In The Face?

Would Santa Punch You In The Face? by Dr. Naima Bush, Founder of The Refreshing Life 

Who knows how a Turkish bishop named Nicholas, who was orphaned at a young age and had a penchant for gift giving and…

I Am Not Enough

I Am Not Enough by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush (c) 2019

I am not enough 

When she brings 

Grimy little fists 

To eyes brimming 

with tears 


Angry, sad, or out of sorts 

Irish Springs Bring Peace!

Irish Springs Bring Peace by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder of Refreshing Life With Naima

Every now and then I like to confess something just a little strange about myself.  I’m an avid War Movie buff with Hacksaw Ridge,

Inclined To Worship

Inclined to Worship Guest Post By Ramelle T. Lee © 2012 

Meditation Scripture:  I Chronicles 16:29 (KJV) 

"Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name:  bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in

The Weapons of My Warfare!

The Weapons of My Warfare! A Teaching Blog by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder of Refreshing Life with Naima

There are dangerous times afoot. We face the attack of the enemy at every turn, in our churches, schools, homes…


Addiction - Guest Post by Destiny Brady 

My name is addiction 
They say “no... not me” 
But I will soon become their affliction 
The question is “then who will they be?” 

They try to escape me 
But I…

Tell The Devil Nuts!

Tell The Devil Nuts! by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder of the Refreshing Life with Naima

*This post originally appeared in the Naima Newsletter and original blog in June of 2015.


Here’s a tidbit that most people…

Dog Food Made Me Cry!

Dog Food Made Me Cry by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush


I had a list.  A short one at that. I had rehearsed it in my mind over and over all day. Pampers, Distilled Water, Almond Milk, Chicken Nuggets…

Lord! Bless The Children!

Lord, Bless The Children a Creative Expression by Sister Wanda Burnside.


Another school year has begun and this week on the blog we share a poem by our Sister Wanda Burnside reminding us to cover our children in…

The Evil That Men Do

This poem was written many years ago, after another horrific school shooting. There was so much going on at the time: genocide in Africa, the on going war in the Middle East, bullying, child abuse, missing children, abortion, poison in…


How To Overcome Negative Body Image - Marriage Monday

It's Marriage Monday on the Blog! And we are back with our resident experts, Elders LJ and Novica Olinger! This month Novica shares on how negative body image can impact your marriage and how to overcome these challenges from a…

The See Saw

The See Saw by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder, The Refreshing Life with Naima

Balance… that’s what I’m learning these days. Sometimes life is like a tipping scale, or a see saw, spend too much time on one area…