Black_Woman

Your necessary air is restricted.  You take short breaths.  You wait for relief.  One day, it hurt so bad you took a viability assessment.  Will you live? Verdict’s out. There’s a gatdamn boot on your neck.  One day, it will come off, you reason.  You wait.  One day, you’ll take a long, deep breath.   Until […]

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Last Sunday, I took my boys to our new black Church.  When we pulled into the parking lot, Ransom (8.5) sighed. “Ugh. Mama, I don’t want to go this one.  I wanted to go to Daddy’s (white) Church!” Rhysie (4.5), of course, followed suit.  “Yeah, Mama.  I didn’t want to go to this one.” I […]

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A little while I go I got an email that I was one of the 100 honoree’s for Blogher’s Voices of the Year  in the inspiration category!  The post nominated was one I wrote for Rachel Held Evans’ about my hope for Evangelical Christians to become more racially reconciled,  Even though I just wrote the other day […]

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On this day on Lake Michigan it was 55 & very windy.  I was REALLY cold.  My friend, M however was enjoying the warmth of the water.  Which pretty much proves it...different can be good.

Yo yo yiggity yo!  I am back from my 6 wk. self-imposed blogging hiatus of sorts.  If I hadn’t taken that time I was going to implode with ALL the frustrations.  So.  How did it go? Let’s just say that first week was flipping ridick.  I had NO idea how addicted I was.  Once I deleted […]

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More thoughts on quiet time

We are still exploring the benefit’s, how-to’s, nitty-gritty of Quiet Times ’round these parts.  The 1st post in the series covered the evolution of my personal times with the Lord & why I think you should put some effort towards it.  Today, I’m happy to welcome an e-friend on the use of journaling in Quiet Time.  […]

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joy prog not perfection

~ May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had  (Romans 15:5) NIV 4 years ago our oldest daughter turned 12.  She began to do her own hair.  She began to express herself through her own style in dress.  She started to […]

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~ Confession: I am thirty-four years old and most days I feel like a broken mess. Imperfection covers over me, but I constantly fight for its opposite. I want perfection. People pleasing infiltrates everything I do, say, and think. I cannot do and be everything to everyone and this makes my heart break. Unkindness has […]

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For the past few days, I have been deeply, deeply disturbed by the media coverage surrounding the murder of two Manhattan children by their trusted Nanny. I have been unable to stop thinking about the suffering of the kiddo’s Mom, Marina Krim.  She’s been heavy, heavy on my heart and I have whispered “Lord, hold her, […]

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