Prayers for the whys

Tonight I offer prayers for the whys prayers for the not agains prayers for the dying prayers for the dead prayers for the angry prayers for the scared prayers for the healers prayers for the investigators prayers for the grieving prayers for the bystanders prayers for the perpetuators of hate prayers for the unhelpful rhetoric … More Prayers for the whys

Ally in motion

It is a long night in Terminal C tonight. Once the airline’s gate agent announced a 2+ hour delay, many of the ticketed passengers either bailed to another flight, or went to find a place to eat dinner. I found a quiet corner, plugged in my headphones and started reading. I looked up at one … More Ally in motion

Book Review: Raising White Kids

Book Review and Give-Away! (see below) Jennifer Harvey,  Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2017), hardcover, 306 pages. This is a must-read book for white parents, educators and adults — and even if you are not a parent! The dominance and ignorance of white America has contributed to the racial tensions … More Book Review: Raising White Kids

And now, THIS!

As a pastor, I have the privilege of seeing the highs and lows of Life. Some of the hardest journeys I join are those families who have a relative with Alzheimer’s Disease or the related dementias. The exhaustion is real. The emotional, physical and spiritual impacts are immense. There is progress towards finding a cure… … More And now, THIS!

In amongst the potatoes… the messy work of marching for justice

In amongst the potatoes this evening, I’m making signs.  I started to edit the photo, you know, make it Instagram-worthy. But I decided it was a good representation of how things really are. You see, my life, like my kitchen counters, is cluttered with stuff and tasks and obligations. I could create an artsy sign-making … More In amongst the potatoes… the messy work of marching for justice