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At the Hem of His Garment





Sermons from the Floor






Making Bricks without Straw

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Consequences of Untreated Bipolar Mania

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I've Been Patient and I've Been Kind

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#let me help you understand

#do you need me to say it again

#speak on it


I've Been Patient and Not Too Kind

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#crazy student - 1 & 2

#Clean Hands/Clean Heart

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Book released-"At the hem of his garment" Daily devotional

Writing and publishing this devotional took a little over 365-days. I approached this devotional knowing that I was going to discover verses that I never heard, and knowing that I would certainly have a deeper revelation of God’s greatness. I fully expected to enlarge my relationship with Him. I wanted to read the Bible in a committed, organized way and assemble all of the scriptures that I had on sticky notes. Experiencing my own highs and lows, this devotional was more for me than anybody. I always write for me, to me, by me. I’ve listened to many pastors who gave the warning that when you set out to do God’s work, a legion of demons devise a plan to “Take you out of this life.” Over this last year I experienced the confidence of Elijah as he prayed at Mt. Carmel to rain down fire to burn up the stones (altar), the wood, the bull, and lap up the water. I was fed by ravens. I collected the daily portion of manna, but got greedy like the children of Israel. I wanted to build a larger barn to hold all my goods. God had to take the goods, and remind me that he said, to go out each morning to get one day’s worth of food. Like Isaac I asked, where is the sacrifice? At times, I was the sacrifice. I had to listen very closely for God to say, ”I will provide the offering.” I prayed for and discovered the ram in the bush. I saw God hang men on a scaffold that they erected in their front yard to hang me. Haman is still alive. I recited Job’s affirmation, “My redeemer lives.” Unfortunately, I had to let some people go because they were about to sell me for 30 pieces of silver. My own demons were at the hem of my garment and, parading around my house. I prayed Paul’s prayer of healing, and heard God say, “My Grace is Sufficient for Thee.” Nathan told King David, “It was you,” and he told me the same thing on a couple of occasions. And like David, I repented asking for a clean heart and a renewed right spirit. I experienced the pain that Samson felt when his eyes were burned out of his head. Unfortunately, I had a few Jezebel moments saying, “If it’s the last thing I do…..!!!!!” Jezebel is on the loose, but fortunately, God is on the thrown, were words spoken by one of my former pastors. Job’s wife said, “Curse God and Die.” I acknowledged, understood, but could not co-sign on her disrespecting God when she uttered the powerful words; however, she knew that only God could have allowed that attack on Job. She knew that Satan was powerless. I don’t quite know if God asked Satan, “Have you considered my servant Sharon?” I would like to think that my blatant mistakes leading to some uncomfortable lifestyle modifications were not the result of a card game between God and Satan. I read King David’s last instructions for Solomon. He wanted to ensure that Solomon had a peaceful kingdom, therefore, some people had to disappear or they were always going to be a threat. At times I felt like Esau instead of Jacob. Eating a pot of stew immediately, unfortunately was more pleasurable and quenched my appetite sooner than waiting for my birthright. When my patience and long-suffering were being tested, I wrote a blog titled, “I am not Joseph, I am not Job, and I am not Jesus.” Then, I was reminded of the nails in His hands and feet. That thought put me on the right track very quickly. For 365-days, I layed At the Hem of His Garment to listen.

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Sermons from the Floor


I wrote this book, while sleeping on the floor in a brand new apartment during a very hot summer, while experiencing a life style modification. I was consumed with reading the Bible. I promised God that if he was supernatural, then I would be righteous. To God Be The Glory! I've stumbled many times, almost sleeping back on that very floor, but He hasn't failed me ever. I talk a lot about Job in this 12-chapter, 48 page book.

Consequences of Untreated Bipolar Mania


In this book I identify 7 attributes that escalate into destruction for anyone with Untreated Bipolar Disorder Mania. Each attribute is further illustrated by five personalities sharing their personal experiences regarding the 7 attributes which are as follows:
1. Depression
2. Hypomania
3. Complete Mania
4. Financial Ruin
5. Sexual Promiscuity
6. Penal System or Extended Unemployment
7. Religiousity 

 This book has 54 pages. 



Psychosis is 42 pages describing mental and psychological abuse. 



The man you marry is not the man you divorce. No one is responsible, yet everyone is responsible. This book has 66 pages.

Making Bricks without Straw


God has a sense of humor. Image the thrill of starting a Ph.D., program and later being diagnosed with a severe mental illness. It chronicles the events from the initial phase of my Bipolar Disorder I diagnosis to me obtaining my Ph.D. in Chemistry. I wrote about everything that was preventing me from  achieving my goal. This book has 93 pages.

I've Been Patient, and I've Been Kind! Also, I've Been Patient, and Not Too Kind!


Letters, Essays, Politics, Erotica


These books have 62 and 102 pages respectively, which means that I tried to be kind more than not!

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Autoimmune heMolytic Anemia


 Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a group of disorders characterized by a malfunction of the immune system that produces autoantibodies, which attack red blood cells as if they were substances foreign to the body. Some people have no symptoms, and other people are tired, short of breath, and pale. 

Coomb's Test

Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA) is one of the most common types of acquired haemolytic anaemias. Its main cause is auto-antibody mediated rapid destruction of Red Blood Cells (RBCs). Demonstration of a positive Direct Antiglobulin Test also known as Coomb's test, against these autoantibodies is the crucial serological assay in the diagnosis of AIHA.  


This routinely used test has the disadvantage of low sensitivity and does not detect low levels of red cell auto antibodies leading to false negative results sometimes. Flow cytometry can effectively diagnose such patients with low levels of autoantibodies.  

Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT)

The direct antiglobulin test (DAT), introduced by Robert Royston Amos Coombs and colleagues in 1945, is a simple test that can help differentiate immune from nonimmune causes of hemolysis. The DAT uses an antihuman globulin (AHG; also known as antiglobulin) specific reagent, typically anti-IgG and anti-C3, that leads to agglutination of IgG and complement coated red blood cells (RBCs). Even in normal subjects, circulating RBCs may have small amounts of IgG and complement on their surface. 


 Therefore, a DAT may be positive in healthy individuals, depending on the sensitivity of the technique and reagents used. Positive DATs are reported in 1:1,000 up to 1:14,000 healthy blood donors, and in approximately 1:6 to 1:100 of hospitalized patients without any obvious signs of hemolysis or hemolytic anemia.  

DAT May Be Positive in Healthy Persons

Coomb's Test

The anti-globulin test was developed to detect human blood group immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies by agglutination. The negative charge on the surface of red cells prevents them from coming closer than within 20 nm of each other, thus IgG antibodies are unable to cross-link red cells as the Fab arms, even when fully extended, are unable to span this distance. On the other hand, the Fc portion of cell-bound antibody projects outwards sufficiently far to allow an anti-IgG antibody to cross-link between IgG molecules on one cell and those bound to neighboring red cells, thus bringing about agglutination (Figure 1). The development of the test occurred following the discovery of the Rh blood group system in the early 1940s. It was soon realized that there were two types of antibody involved in this system – those that would directly agglutinate red cells in saline (retrospectively identified as IgM antibodies), and the so-called ‘incomplete’ or ‘blocking’ antibodies (now identified as IgG) which would not directly agglutinate but would block the action of the direct agglutinators.