Tag Archives: Rev. Lester Davy

FMM 2 1 19 You in your small corner (Refurbished)

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine. Seventy-seven years ago today, a man in his early thirties made a promise that has been repeated over and over again since that Sunday in Salem Congregational Church: “Tomorrow, by God’s grace, I will light a […]

8 31 18 I’m with Them

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglass. Music formed the backdrop to my formative years.  In a little Jamaican town where the Saturday open air market was our mall, and the only place we got dressed up to go was church, we milked every ounce of pleasure out of music.  […]

FMM 2 2 18 Good for You

“The right to protect the health and well-being of every person, of those we love, is a basic human right.”~ Elizabeth Holmes. Country children in Jamaica (I don’t know if it happened in ‘Town’ – Kingston also) were subject to a particular tradition.  At the end of every summer vacation, in order to be ready […]

FMM 5 27 16 Sparks of Genius

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it ”~Edith Wharton. One of the joys of growing up in the country in Jamaica was experiencing nature up close and personal.  ‘Peenie-wallies’, the Jamaican name for glow-worms, could entertain us kids for hours, as they randomly blinked on […]

FMM 2 6 15 To be a Pilgrim

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyan On Monday I traveled upon a bouncing bus, retracing steps down the years to the town and school of my youth. I was in the company of like-minded people, sisters and brothers though different mothers, […]

FMM 8 29 14 Satisfy your Soul

”It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful and gives birth to the imagination.”~Henry James Thoreau   Jamaicans have a way with words.  One of their favorite adjectives is ‘nuff’.  And though it sounds as if it derives from the word ‘enough’, it is used to denote more than […]

FMM 2 01 13 ‘You in your small corner,’

FMM 2 1 13 ‘You in your small corner’ Seventy one years ago today, a man in his early thirties made a promise that has been repeated over and over again since that Sunday in Salem Congregational Church: “Tomorrow, by God’s grace, I will light a candle in Chapelton, whose flame will never be put […]