This post is the fourth installment in a series that I have been hosting called, “Say Their Names” which tells the stories of amazing women in the Bible who like our male heroes, exercised and operated from a deep sense of faith. And from their stories, I will expound on other historical and modern day examples. … Continue reading Say Their Names: The Rizpah Inside All of Us
Racism is alive and well in the United States. Those who were in denial about it before for one reason or another, must come to grips with this sobering reality post 2016 election. We have not progressed our way out of it as many have eagerly but ignorantly imagined. Nor have we come remotely close … Continue reading Balancing Act: Facing Reality about Racism and Still Maintaining Hope
I woke up Wednesday morning feeling lost and confused, remorseful over the events of the night before. So much shame and a deep feeling of wantonness filled my chest, comprising the air circulating in my lungs trying to keep me alive. My head ached, my body was sore, and I wanted to vomit up the … Continue reading Lament Song
Dear Granny. I’ve always loved you. I hope you understand that. Since I was a little girl, you were one of my most favorite people in the world. Your smile brought me great delight and your house, at least for an eight year old, was full of treasure waiting to be discovered. I remember playing … Continue reading Fragmented Stories: On Love, Loss and Memory
They told me I was white Because I did not speak like the other black girls So I stopped talking And learned to write instead. I hid behind the written word So that no one would ever call me that again. Link to image >
In my brief 33 years of living, I have come across many people of all walks and stripes - conservatives, liberals, Christians, agnostic, men, women, rich and poor - who sincerely believe that blacks and other people of color in America are afforded the same opportunities as whites. In their heart of hearts, they sincerely … Continue reading Feigning Ignorance
Today, we find ourselves in a world where there doesn't seem to be enough resources to provide for the needs of many. Good, healthy, and affordable food options are out of reach for many over the globe. Water resources, that are not contaminated with toxic chemicals, are drying up. Land is becoming uninhabitable. And the supply … Continue reading Ontological Flaw in God’s Design? Or a Massive Human Screw-up?