Rest, Recovery, and Renewal: The Pillars of Longevity
Every scripture is a fountain of wisdom and insight, yet Psalm 23 stands out as a comforting balm for the soul. A staple in both Judaic and Christian teachings, its timeless message transcends denominations and generations. As youngsters, many of
The Battle is Not Yours
Even the most grounded among us can encounter storms that threaten to capsize our faith, moments that feel like battles waged in the silence of our hearts and the depths of our minds. Life has a way of hurling curveballs
Eyes on God
Any seasoned saint is quick to tell you about God’s goodness, no matter the time, place, audience, or circumstance. There comes a point in a Christian’s spiritual journey where their relationship with Christ becomes more intimate; They have a deeper
Say Yes to Victory!
Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” God is very clear about the kind of
When Prayer Isn’t Optional
The truth of the matter is that we all need continual prayer for every facet of our lives. To live a life without prayer is to walk aimlessly with no destination. Prayer is what allows God to direct us in
Violent Tragedy Strikes Again
Sadly, the viscous tentacles of racist violence have again hit our nation. For months, there has been a rise in violence against the Asian community. Innocent victims walking on the sidewalk, beaten, spat on, and knocked down; cars, homes, and
Miss Cicely Tyson, Queen Mother
Like a mass multitude of others, I too pause to pay homage, and deep respect to the life, and legacy of Miss Cicely Tyson. Just Tuesday, January 26, her memoir “BLESSED ASSURANCE” was released. It seems so ironic that she
This Amazing American Moment: Celebration of a New Era
The book of Exodus describes the history of God’s chosen people Israel, an enslaved people, whom God set free from Pharaoh’s captivity. Moses spoke truth to power and Israel was delivered. The people of Israel were moving onward and upward,
Capitol Riot Response
To: Cathedral Leadership
From: Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., Senior Pastor
Date: January 8, 2021
Re: Capitol Riot Response
Greetings Beloved of God,
I waited a day before I blogged about this catastrophic idiocy and destruction
Going Into 2021 With Confident Faith
As we wrap up the end of this year, I hope you are scribbling down your hopes, dreams, and visions for 2021. Don’t take any baggage that hindered you in 2020 into 2021. Let it go. You can move into
Rest Assured: You Have Been Equipped To Face These Turbulent Times
This is a very critical time in our nation. So many issues to process in this strange and violent time: the social unrest, voter suppression, rising COVID cases, the season of deception, our fractured and racially polarized society…. It is
Vote. Vote! VOTE!
This week, my beautiful wife Phyllis and I went to vote. I’m pleased to see so many people voting enthusiastically, and early. Sadly, it’s very disheartening, and disappointing to see the games being played to discourage voters. Some of this
Self-Care in the Midst of Crisis Times
Self-care is incredibly important during these difficult days. As we move into the eighth month of these very trying times, many are experiencing mental fatigue, and ‘exhaustion of the soul’. We must take intentional and conscious effort to care of
The LONGEVITY Conference Was Outstanding!
Now that the conference is over, I’m exhausted, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It was well worth the effort. The LONGEVITY Conference 2020 was yet another opportunity for God to show up and show off.
Countdown to the LONGEVITY Conference
As we’re heading into the final week, winding down to the LONGEVITY conference, I am reminded of a quote from our Liberating Leadership conference earlier this year: We cannot be empowered and encouraged if there’s no engagement. (Liberating Leadership 5.22.2020)
Will the Church Emerge Anew After the Pandemic?
It is a different day! This tri-fold pandemic has changed our society, our lives, and indeed, the Church.
Back when this first began, who would’ve thought that we would be doing virtual church services for about 7 months? I
Basketball Coaching Legend John Thompson, Jr. Has Gone Home to Glory
It seems that we are rapidly losing so many of our great ones.
Today, on August 31st, it was confirmed that Coach John Thompson, Jr. of Georgetown University, passed into glory at age 78.
We stand on the shoulders of
Say Yes Now, Episode 0004: Dr. Hilliard Discusses the Struggle for Policing Reforms w/ Bishop H. Curtis Douglas
Dr. Hilliard’s special guest today is Bishop H. Curtis Douglas, his successor as the presiding bishop over the Covenant Fellowship
Still We Rise
On this July 4th, the poem Still I Rise by Maya Angelou comes to mind.
As we think upon the painful realities of the recent tragic deaths, and the families and communities grieving those losses, the figurative words of the sixth
Say Yes Now, Episode 0002: Dr. Buster Soaries Discusses How We Can Effectively Achieve Justice
In Say Yes Now Episode 0002, Dr. Donald Hilliard speaks with long-time friend, Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Jr.–author, activist, and public advocate
Liberating Leadership Conversations
This past week was full of rich, insightful, and engaging conversations with five different leaders of our communities. They each brought unique experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to the issues of policing reforms, social justice, and effective engagement. We explored not
The Leadership of Fathers
As we continue to see unrest and uneasiness in the world around us, I continue to reflect on the importance of leadership. Tomorrow will be one week since Father’s Day, and I am reminded again of the importance of men
Say Yes Now, Episode 001B: A Christian Entrepreneur’s Response to Racism, Interview with Sean Isaacs, Part 2
At this pivotal moment in American history, Dr. Hilliard recognizes that his new podcast, Say Yes Now, is a platform that can impact change
Continuing to Serve our Community
Last night we celebrated Juneteenth with a festive drive through celebration on the Cathedral Campus, Perth Amboy (Complex lot).There was food, music, fellowship, and fun. My wife and I had a wonderful time!
It’s June 19,2020…. Juneteenth!
One of the central areas of focus for the courses I teach and the coaching I offer is LEGACY. The African American legacy in this country is more than the trials that we have experienced, more
Sanctify, Saturate, Spread
As our country continues to descend seemingly into chaos, I am reminded again of the need for something that can draw people together. Have you ever noticed how people are drawn together around a campfire? Both the light and the
It’s Happened Again
Horror. Tragedy. Sorrow.
George Floyd, Minneapolis, Minnesota, murdered by the police, while other officers stood by watching. All caught on tape…. again. We watch him crying, begging for his life, again, with the familiar last words spoken by the late
In The Grip of His Mercy!
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of
LENTEN SEASON: We begin with Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020) marks the beginning of Lent, a season of repentance and preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter).