On Gratitude

When times are tough we are often urged to be grateful for what we have. My father drove us slightly crazy with his admonishments along these lines. “There’s always someone worse off than you.” This, while true, doesn’t ease the pain a lick. Gratitude can’t be this weak ass thing that appears on one of […]

Gratitude and Grief

We’ve had a death in our family and it’s going to be a difficult day of masked up, socially distanced services. Excruciating. I post this because I know that we aren’t the only ones in this season facing losses. And practicing our faith and finding gratitude and grace even in loss. We are avoiding anger […]

Personal Responsibility

Today a powerful white man in Houston suggested to me that if Black people want to improve their circumstances it’s all about personal responsibility. And that race is an issue only because we keep bringing it up. Everything was fine and we were all getting along before some people made an issue of race. I was […]

Thanks for the Ride Home

Have you ever taken one small issue and gone on anxiety fueled worry journey? Traveling down the Crazystate Highway a hundred miles an hour. And then about 1,500 miles down that road, when the adrenaline wears off, and you’re broken down on the side of the road…tired and feeling kind of awkward… Well, you either […]