Reconciliation: Are churches the problem?

February is usually thought of as the month of love.  Aisle after aisle was stocked with candy and paper hearts, cuddly stuffed animals, sweet candy and cards even before the King holiday and our community projects were over.  To be sure, it is not about the feeling but the money.  Still, despite their marketing techniques, […]

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Change of Heart

“I had a change of heart.”  We’ve all heard or said these words before.  It is a changing of our disposition, our perspective on a situation or person.  It has happened over time, a fews days, weeks, months or even years.  The changing of one’s heart does take time. And a change of heart is […]

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When Love Rules Us

It seems only natural when there is an attraction, a shared smile, butterflies in our stomach or a sweaty hand is extended.  We think that love only exists when we feel it or are in the mood or when it is an even exchange.  No, God is Love and God is ever-present. Consequently, Love is […]

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Don’t be a fool for race

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ~ Benjamin Franklin What does race do for us?  What does it do for you, your relationships, your community?  What are the benefits of our belief in race, our practice of stereotyping and segregating and judging ourselves better and others worse? The truth […]

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Just do right

These three words are Maya Angelou’s and they have inspired this morning’s post.  I don’t know about you but I search for wisdom.  And as is evident in her three words, it does not take many.  I don’t need a long or grand speech, just a couple of thought-filled and authentic words can release me […]

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What more can we say about race?

“I’m a problem.  You’re a problem.  We’re all a problem.”  That about sums up any conversation on race. We have told “them” and “you people” how we feel for more than four hundred years and there have been responses.  We have enslaved, traded, murdered, marched, sat in, sung about it, been falsely accused, jailed and […]

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Birthing a Post- Racial Generation

Unlearning race and undoing racism is hard and time- consuming work.  It is a challenging work because it requires confrontation.  But, wait!  Before you start to clear your throat to recite what you would tell someone else about how “they” have treated you, let me interject.  It requires self- confrontation.  Race is always personal first. […]

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