Zebras.

This time would be different. I was worn out on conferences – tired of feeling like my resume mattered more than my heart. I was tired of being just known enough by those involved in my wheelhouse conferences, but not enough to ever be invited to the table in any fashion. I was tired of feeling the constant tug to prove myself, “show well”, or giving in to the lie that somehow my worth was in direct proportion to who I “knew’. I was tired of being the one, the […]

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Clashing Symbols

My heart has felt so heavy lately. Has yours? And frankly, it has been less about the events of the world and more about the responses to it. Just yesterday, as I sat in a waiting room, I overheard a conversation that was borderline hate speech. And what I found so interesting is that these individuals clearly had no problem with everyone around them hearing their conversation. It got me thinking. It is the season of Lent. A time where traditionally people of faith decide to go without – a […]

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Resolve

I am at home today with my two daughters, on pins and needles, as I await to hear the verdict on the indictment of Officer Wilson in relation to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. There is a reason this matters to me – and although it is obviously more personal to me now that I am the mother of a black child, it sure does not begin or end there. I was in college when the L.A. riots occurred following the shooting of Rodney King. At the […]

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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" – MLK Jr.

This image flooded social media yesterday. And with it, came a wave of, for the most part, opinion. It was pretty discouraging to watch unfold, and quite honestly, especially among Christians. So many terms were thrown out there: moral relativity, authority of scripture, mainstream, countercultural, moral absolutism, liberal, conservative, sellout, and then there have been a whole slew of hateful terms. Here is where my mind goes:: What does God care about? I am not talking about what we were raised to believe. I am not talking about that which has formed our values and perspectives based on the color of our skin, where we live, our gender, our education. I mean, the God of ALL NATIONS…what does HE care about? I’ll be honest, I can’t comment with integrity as to how He feels about the Marriage Equality Act as it goes before Senate in this country. He did not make any reference to it in the Bible, to my knowledge. I do know that there are over 2000 references to justice in the Bible. So, I think it is pretty theologically safe to assume that He cares about justice for His sons and daughters. I am not going to debate these issues. I refuse to get sucked into the pissing contest. I will say this. To ALL of my brothers and sisters for whom equality and justice have not been swift in coming, my heart and prayers are with you. […]

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