Tag: vulnerability

Microagressions

“Don’t look at me like that. It’s like you think I’m stupid.” “This is a look of confusion,” I replied. “I have never thought of you as stupid.”  This exchange reminded me of how difficult communication is and how much

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Forgiveness 2.0

For years, I have been teaching others about forgiveness. I teach about forgiveness being the beginning of healing not the end. I teach about forgiveness being about self-healing. It’s not about the offender. It doesn’t condone actions. It doesn’t mean

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It’s Finished

Recently, my family went to see the new Spider-Man movie. I have to say I wasn’t overly excited about it. I’m hooked on the Marvel Avenger services and all its tentacles. However, how many times can you redo the Spider-Man

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Moving Forward

Moving forward can be bittersweet. It isn’t always a joyful journey. It can be painful and difficult. And, it can bring on feelings of grief as we let go of what was and move toward what can be. My oldest

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Truth in Love

 A nearby church has this on their sign, “If the truth hurts, it’s working.” This has been bothering me all week, so much so, that I didn’t want to post a picture of it on my site. This is a

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Neighbors

On the heals of the inauguration and the women’s march, the tit-for-tat banter on social media continues. It has me asking, “Who is my neighbor?” I’m in the midst of teaching a course on diversity to undergraduate and graduate students.

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Nothing Changes

Sometimes I feel stuck in the mud. I’m running toward a destination, but I’m not going anywhere. It feels like nothing changes. I find myself asking, “God, where are You in this situation?” I don’t feel like I get any

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Uncluttered

Back when my first-born was an infant, I asked my husband to commit with me not to spank our children. He said sure but then asked me why. I told him that I didn’t trust myself. I knew that a

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Love Well

Recently, I had the privilege of watching a dear friend in her new role as a pastor. I have watched her go back to school and faithfully struggle into the calling God has for her. Her passion for God and

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Why God?

Life gives us challenges, difficulties, even traumas that rock our being to the core. They leave us asking why God? Why is this happening? Why me? I have had these moments at many times throughout my life. Even a quick

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