I have learned so much from Cara Meredith's journey toward racial reconciliation. Her book, The Color of Life is a must-read for anyone embarking on the journey of grappling with tough questions. She has generously opened her platform to ask questions around "Listen, Learn and Listen Some More" and I have the honor of sharing … Continue reading When Redemption Means a New Foundation
Without a doubt, we live in a divided climate here in the United States. Churches are making decisions about inclusion and who can participate; business are reckoning with gaps in pay; and our political parties seem more extreme than ever. I'm not sure if this is actually true––America has been divided before to the point … Continue reading Review: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers
Last year, I remember seeing a trending hashtag on Twitter about a lipstick that empowered women. Stories were told about wearing this bright red color to help boost confidence. The shade was just right for a variety of skin tones and I loved seeing women share the impact of this cosmetic. As the thread grew, … Continue reading Ruby Woo Pilgrimage: Will You Help?
We've all heard the Golden Rule: "Treat others the way you want to be treated." While that rule is a good start, I've always been a bigger fan of the Platinum Rule: "Treat others the way they want to be treated." Living life by the Platinum Rule means setting aside my own preconceived ideas for what others … Continue reading The Platinum Rule
Mom? Mama? Mom? Mom? MOM???? YOU ARE INTERRUPTING ME!! If I don't immediately pause my conversation or activity, Bea often feels that I'm interrupting her. We then get into a circular conversation that no, she is interrupting me. And so it continues... Sometimes I wonder if this is how my communication with God looks. God will be … Continue reading Instinct as Answered Prayer
We were at the pool the other day and Bea started asking a random woman about a million questions - What are you wearing? Why? What are you doing? Why? Do you want to swim with me? Why? The woman, who was trying to relax, was incredibly patient and answered Bea's questions with a laugh. Midway through, … Continue reading Listening to All the Questions
I am a verbal processor. Ask any of our friends, and they will tell you that as I read or think about life, I need to talk out my ideas. Especially if I'm on the verge of shifting my thinking about something, I need to work through it with others. Frank, who is more of … Continue reading Honor