Sssshhh

Some of our biggest problems are solved at the dinner table. At least that’s what President Ronald Reagan once said. Last night as my family and I sat down for dinner, we were completely satisfied with our delicious meal, but we sat there perplexed, saddened, and angered by the police brutality that played out on…

Mothers’ May -5/17/16

Happy Mothers’ May, friends!  Today we celebrate Nedoux’s grandmother.  Nedoux is a talented dressmaker and blogger from Nigeria. She blogs at Nedoux. Check out her site, but while you’re here, please join me in celebrating her maternal grandmother  Ms. Anna. MY MOTHER’S MOTHER My grandma’s name was Anna Okoh, she passed away two years ago. We lived in…

Mothers’ May – 5/4/16

Happy Mothers’ May, friends!  Today we celebrate DeBorah’s mom — Ms. Mable. DeBorah is a blogger, poet, and activist.  She blogs at Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit. Check out her site, and read her vignette in celebration of her mom. One of many lessons she taught me was not to accept on face value the opinions of…

Mothers’ May – 5/1/16

Happy May Day and the start of Mothers’ May! Yes, I coined the name, but feel free to use it, and perhaps it’ll catch on. Today I’d like to salute my mother Shirley for always knowing what’s best for me. Even when I thought I was smarter than she, I eventually realized that I still…

I Can Be A Little Punk Sometimes

I read so many beautiful Easter posts today. Some were already celebrating the fact that the grave is empty. Hallelujah! Others wrote about the overwhelming feelings associated with the crucifixion. That breaks my heart again and again. My journey this holy week has taken me hither and yon between the extremes on a road that’s…

Four INGs We Should Stop Investing In – Part I

We spend most of our waking hours investing our time, money, and talents in the hope of earning a return on these investments. It’s a risky business — never knowing whether we will win big or lose everything. The only certainty in investing our time, money, and talents is that something will change. Over the…

Jesus Loves Me

Falling in love with Jesus is by far the best thing that I have ever done. I did nothing to earn His love, yet He loved me first. That speaks volumes — knowing that He knows my deepest, darkest secrets and still loves me.  He knows about all those thoughts and desires that lie buried in…