Breathing Through A Reed

i’ve been breathing through a reedunderwaterwithout realizing ittoo cautious in my surroundingsto trust breathing deeplytoo tired of treading waterto thrust upwards for a viewof the skyi’ve been trusting GOD’s presence in the waterto keep me...

P.S. to “Beloved”

A preacher’s sermons are inevitably informed by experience—her own experiences, the experiences of congregants or others she knows, as well as communal/global experiences. So it is no surprise that my sermon on 9/27 had “Beloved” as its...

P.S. to “Beloved”

Many have been gracious (both here and on facebook) in rising to rally quickly and virtually in support of my family and, by extension, others who encounter similar naive? ignorant? racist? remarks from their peers. My thanks to each and all.As I read through the...

Beloved

This morning, my daughter pranced out the door on her way to another day of second grade. She was pleased as peach with her self-selected outfit, her dark curly hair (inherited from her Kenyan father, kept “down” with a headband today), and the academic...

Words For Those Who Provide Care

Attend to me, O God, even as I attend to others today.See how I am worn downand stretched thin;Yet I cannot quit caring,I cannot simply step out of this roleas a care provider.It’s amazing: somehow,even when I fall flat with fatigueI find you in this,in this...

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