Last weekend I spent time with my favorite teenager. For those of you reading this who don't know, this young lady is not my biological child - I don't have any biological children. She is the niece of one of my closest friends ... we'll call her Gardenia. I babysat Gardenia while I was in … Continue reading One Million Ways to Love
It felt hypocritical to laugh. It felt unsettling to seek opportunities to celebrate. It made me uneasy to consider indulging in recreational activities. But yet still, it was paralyzing to live with and carry in every way the real and perceived weight of chronic injustice, systemic racism and systematic oppression without even a mental reprieve. … Continue reading Leave Room for Joy
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On Friday night I had trouble pulling my eyes away from the screen. As much as I know about the damages of watching and re-watching traumatic images - police engaged in altercations with citizens, cars burning, people yelling obscenities at the camera and buildings being spray painted - I couldn’t pull away. As much as … Continue reading Justice Centered Life
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Y’all it’s May and I can’t believe I have been teleworking for 7 weeks! I am grateful that I am still working and also grateful for an upcoming, extended season of rest and slowing down. I welcome the time ahead as these last couple of months have been hard – for our world, for our … Continue reading A Divided Heart
My disclaimer is that I write this post as a single woman without children employed as a non-essential worker living and working in the safety of my home. Bizarre, interesting, strange, and unnerving are words I’ve used to describe this season where we find ourselves. Each day I ask God “How long?” And in the … Continue reading Hope In A Time of Chaos
I took my first trip to Atlanta while in high school. I don’t remember what club I was a member of or much else about the trip aside from the college tour. I knew during that trip that I wanted to attend college in Atlanta. During my junior or senior year I went back to … Continue reading The Trip to Atlanta That Changed Things …
On January 3, 2020 Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) disconnected my in-home WiFi. They didn’t just randomly do this - I requested it. I wanted it. I longed for it. I felt like I needed it. If you’d asked me a year ago if I could live without in-home WiFi, my answer would have been … Continue reading No WiFi – No Problem
It has been exactly two weeks since I hosted one of my favorite big cousins and one of my favorite little cousins :-). Their time with me in my home was their first visit to my little town - I was so excited to have them here. The weekend was filled with laughter, shenanigans that … Continue reading The Art of Hosting