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Holy Triduum

Is feeling nothing the same as SHOUTING? Numbness sharp as nails making this day the same as any other Friday. It doesn’t feel Good. You can’t force Feelings. Thank God Love is not just about feelings. We’d all be screwed or nailed. Still, I’ll go through and wear the motions like a habit of shouting [Read More…]

When You Can’t Find Your Words…

It’s been almost a month since the slaying of Trayvon Martin. This particular African-American child was intentionally shot through the chest while walking back from the store in a Florida suburb. He was armed with a pack of skittles and some iced tea. For the past few weeks, each time I open my Facebook account [Read More…]

“Earth’s Crammed with Heaven…”

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning In her book, Waiting for God, the French philosopher, Simone Weil, suggests that attention is the chief means by which our souls [Read More…]

Who’s Telling the Story?

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” So begins the Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video that went viral yesterday. And yet, I would perhaps change this opening quote to say something like, “Nothing is more powerful than the stories by which we construct our identities,” because these stories determine who you [Read More…]

Blue Like Jazz and a Memorable Evening

Last night I took my good friend and fellow blogger Erin to the sneak preview screening of “Blue Like Jazz,” directed by the amazing Steve Taylor. The movie, which comes out on April 13th, is based on the bestselling book by Donald Miller. Before the movie started Erin and I went to say hello to [Read More…]

Have Character?

Today’s post is courtesy of guest writer, Grace Biskie (Thanks Grace!) It’s the last day of Black History month.   Is there anything exciting about ending a month where many of us aren’t even sure what exactly we are supposed to be doing during Black History Month?  Is the month set aside to merely think about [Read More…]

Coming Home to Where You’ve Never Been

We buried my father at the end of a long red clay dirt road in his ancestral village of Akunwanta, in the town of Arondizuogu, in the state of Imo, in South eastern Nigeria, on the West Coast of Africa. Akunwanta is the piece of land to which I can trace my paternal ancestry as [Read More…]

Even Better Than a Waffle Maker

May my teaching drop like the rain, my speech condense like the dew; like gentle rain on grass, like showers on new growth. (Deut 32:2) I just turned thirty-late a few days ago and much to my chagrin I am not aging gracefully. I have no delight in getting older. Which in my opinion is [Read More…]

I See Black People

“I See Black People” It’s already six days into Black History month and I’m only just getting to a post now??! I know, I know, I only have 22 more days to celebrate black people so I better get on it huh? Well, you all already know who Martin Luther King Jr. is, and according [Read More…]