Jonah and me

It's been a while since my last blog post.  Primarily because I've been hiding out.  I'm not generally thought of as being shy or timid, but the last few years, I have been an ardent avoider.  Not in all areas of my life, just one in particular.  This one. If you...

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New Role

In the last few weeks, I have begun serving my community through our church, Christ Community Church, in a new way. Our church has had a relationship with World Relief for several years, but had no one to take up the role of being the point person. This new role will...

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Musings about serious stuff…

Hey reader, Glad you're still with me. We are not likely to forget the stirring images we are seeing of the humanitarian crisis taking place in Greece, Hungary and Turkey involving people fleeing from Syria anytime soon. Like many people, I was stirred to action and...

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Did You Know #2….

In Did You Know #1, I shared that all slavery was not abolished by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.  In fact, it was not fully abolished until 1942 when it was ended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Convict leasing was practiced primarily in the South and...

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Did You Know #1…

Did you know that the 13th amendment to the constitution did not abolish all slavery?  I didn't.  In fact when I googled, "When did the 13th amendment pass?"  This is what I got. December 6, 1865 Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6,...

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This one life matters, what will you do with it?

“Look, you have this one life. If you keep being selfish and unkind, it’s going to come back to you. Ask yourself why you’re scared, why you hate.” - Clemantine Wamariya Sometime in 2013, I joined a Facebook group called Transracial Adoption. It's purpose is to bring...

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How you say it…

I watched a beautiful video on facebook today. Here it is: It reminded me of how powerful my words can be. Some of you might wish I would stop posting about racial injustice, however, I know how powerful words can be and so I post. I post so that my children will know...

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Why I did an 180…

18 years ago, you would have found me listening to Sean Hannity and MIchael Savage. I started listening to Sean Hannity as soon as he came on the national scene. I was conservative through and through. I bought the line that led us to believe that to be a Christian...

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