One of the words that freaks out many of my fellow liberal Christians and people abused by religion or even the people who qualify themselves as “spiritual but not religious” more than anything is “REPENT!!!” Sometimes I imagine myself saying it in a sermon and seeing people’s eyes bug out. They might say, “Oh crap! … More Where Are You?
Somewhere in time there is a part of me that I visit frequently. He is in a dark room and he feels alone. He is living a lie. He believes that he is separate from God and from everything else in life–the consummate individual. Even though he knows that he can get up and walk … More Coming Out of the Dark…
Have you ever watched a documentary or life story about some awesome person who did some thing that you know in your heart was the right thing to do, only to walk away feeling kind of like you suck? Here is this person with all of this adversity that they go through to get to … More Let This Cup Pass (Feeling Crappy Is Not a Crime)
I was blessed to be asked to speak about my experiences and understandings on domestic violence on the Angels in Distress radio show with Janie Deadwyler in Atlanta. Please share and comment.
Recently, I heard that another childhood acquaintance, who we called “Professor”, died from a gunshot wound. When my mom told me, I felt this wave of feelings pass through me and for a brief moment I felt like I might be next. It was a familiar feeling that I had grown up with—the persistent consciousness … More PTSS (Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome)
One of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with was coming to terms with the fact that sometimes the things that are our greatest strengths can lead to our greatest weaknesses. In other words, there is such a thing as being so strong that you don’t even sense your own weaknesses. There … More When Your Strength Becomes Your Weakness
Do you ever just feel like you can’t take it any more? You feel like you have taken all that you can take but yet it seems like things keep piling up? What do you do? Can you relate to the truck in this image. Well for a long time I lived by the maxim … More Sometimes Enough Is Tooooooo Much
In the winter season, it is easy to forget that in spite of gray skies and lifeless looking trees, there is something wonderful happening. Life is begetting life even when we cannot see it. The same is true for the winters of our souls. In each of our lives we experience seasons. Things grow, blossom, … More And Then Comes Spring
In this video I do my best to to put into words the frustration that I am experiencing in this moment realizing that I do not have the words to convey the Love I believe is Present for each and every one of us. When I look at the world today I see people living for the … More F.E.A.R. the Truth
“Just forgive it.” That’s something we try to tell our daughter Calista whenever something upsets her. We don’t expect that it makes too much sense to her at three years old, but the hope is that if she hears it enough it will start to work its way into her consciousness and eventually she will … More A Forgiveness Prescription