The Blessings of a Public School Education


“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:2 I am envious of my child. He gets to soon be welcomed by an entire group of new teachers; each with something to offer, and a way of offering it, that will [Read More...]

“There Is a Wide, Wide Wonder In It All”: The Blessing of Black Fathers


“Because that’s my job.” That was my father’s answer when I asked him why he served our family so excellently. Each week my father worked a different shift: 6am to 2pm; 10pm to 6am; 2pm to 10pm. He worked this soul-destroying schedule for more than thirty years. He gained employment in factories and the unskilled [Read More...]

“Papa, if God wants to bring us peace and light, why did he help the Israelites destroy a city and kill people?”

Wiki: James Tissot, "The Taking of Jericho"

I don’t always allow my daughter, who is seven, to read during church service. Technically, it’s Mass, as we are Roman Catholic. But I grew up in an Evangelical charismatic church, and sometimes it still feels funny to use the “M” word. Mass is a one-hour period each week during which I want my daughter, [Read More...]