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December 14, 2017
The Body Never Lies
But people do. I was leading a yoga retreat in the beautiful Pocono mountains of...
November 27, 2017
I hope you kneel
I hope you kneel in broad daylight under the noonday sun on the moist Mother...
March 14, 2017
Tony Campolo: Returning Agency to the Body of Christ through Spiritual Practice
Saturday afternoon, at a church near our home, beloved pastor Tony Campolo*, shared that his...
November 13, 2016
A Post-Election Poem
I want you to keep my name out of your mouth. It doesn't matter where...
August 16, 2016
Texting vs. Flirting with a Monk
It's late and I would enjoy drifting off into dreamland but something in me feels...
July 28, 2016
Westboro Baptist, Eye-gazing + #DemsInPhilly
Why would a Christian Yogi Mama head into Philadelphia amidst the crowds of Bernie or...
June 19, 2016
GRACE, a Name we can all Adopt
A store clerk looked at my credit card last week and asked, "What does your...
June 13, 2016
Why Roots Was So Important: A Message for Those Who Didn’t Want to Watch it.
If I had a dollar for every time a well meaning person has said to...
June 05, 2016
Die, Die, Die
Do you ever wake up so sad because the world is overrun with violence, grief...
May 20, 2016
The Time is NOW to embrace our not so menacing Shadow
Shadows go in front of you, leading into your future and trail behind you,...
May 10, 2016
Poem: I needed a friend, not a know it all
Disclaimer: After Pentecost, at Park Avenue Baptist Church we are starting a series on Job....
April 28, 2016
What Do You See When You Look at Me: Beyonce, Colorism & Identity
I am an adoptee from Colombia. I was born in Bogota. My adoptive sister, six...
April 17, 2016
Now – A poem and painting reminding us to be present
This year I have been thinking about how to get the most out of life....
April 05, 2016
Jesus Commanded I Tell You about Gluttony
Like a preacher in yoga pants I have come, a new Paul, to tell of...
March 27, 2016
Hey it’s Jesus in an Easter Dress Sitting in the Lotus, but You don’t Recognize Him
I cried on Easter Sunday...actually, Jesus my bridegroom wept because again He went unrecognized. It's...
February 13, 2016
Radical, Subversive, Defiant, Self-Love
Black Women live in a crossroads of oppression where racism and sexism meet, and that...
January 25, 2016
The Fidelity Of Limits
Below is an interview with Associate Chaplain of the United Methodist Protestant Community at American...
January 17, 2016
Death, Grieving and the Christmas Story
Earlier in December my mother-in-law suddenly passed away. It was totally unexpected. You might say...
January 11, 2016
Revisiting Christ in missions and service in the age of selfies
Revisiting Christ in missions and service in the age of selfies Bec Cranford serves as...
January 06, 2016
Are you aware of the peaceful revolution underway-- a new Pentecost is taking place in...
December 11, 2015
Lean In to the Conversations that Scare You
Recently, this question was asked on a Facebook page: "What do we do with White...
December 08, 2015
Loss and Redemption in Relationships
In this season of anticipatory and happy holidays among a number of cultural and faith...
December 05, 2015
The Lie of Separation
Back in May 2015 I was signed up for a weekend training in NYC with...
November 21, 2015
I walk the line
Verbally abused in an unwarranted and shocking attack in my home this week by someone...
November 20, 2015
Remembering All We Have Lost — #TDOR
For many of you, the gender binary simply exists as a pervasive framework around which...
November 17, 2015
“Radical Gratitude: Hearing the Call” – a poem
November is national gratitude month. With that in mind, I wanted...
November 15, 2015
They’re nothing more exciting than a box. Cats love them - usually empty. Kids use...
October 06, 2015
Slave to Love
When did this happen? She felt like an overcooked porkchop... Where was her essence, flavor...
September 07, 2015
I am not you but I am not other than you, either
Taking my title one step further we read James Finley's words: "As this soaks into...
August 14, 2015
When Church Island Crumbles
Spoiler Alert: If you have not seen Disney's Inside Out, this post contains the basic...
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