Empty Mangers

Lord, for the mothers around the world whose mangers are empty, Left shattered by the violence Of a world still swirling in darkness, We pray Oh come, Oh come, Emmanuel       The video below is very hard to watch. The video below is not full of holiday cheer. The below video reminds us there [Read More…]

Advent: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

“The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part” ~ Tom Petty Advent is a season of waiting for the In-Breaking of Peace, waiting for the Incarnation of Love. It is a season for [Read More…]

Are you a goat?

Now y’all know I tend toward the kinder gentler form of blogging, right?  Y’all know that my meemaw would not approve of me hollerin’ in public  like some hick with rollers in my hair and a Marlboro hangin’ out of my mouth. Well, I’ve been asked more than a few times by some of y’all to [Read More…]

A prayer for Connecticut

  Gracious and loving God, you watch the ways of all of us and the utter destruction of which our hands are capable – over and over again. We implore you to weave goodness and grace In the lives of those destroyed by senseless violence. Surround those whose lives are shattered with a sense of [Read More…]

Atlanta popo – It Gets Better

In this season of waiting for the Light of Love to enter the world it feels entirely appropriate to share an incredible It Gets Better video from the Atlanta Police Department.  Some of us have waited a long time to realize the better in our personal lives. Some are still waiting in that dark night [Read More…]

Not that kind of Christian

In case you weren’t sure, I’m a Christian.  But wait, I’m not that kind of Christian. I’ve felt it and said it dozens of times. Have you? You know, when someone finds out you are a Christian and you feel like you must clarify, or worse, apologize? We see the pictures on Facebook. We read the stories [Read More…]

Potty Mouths & Gospel Hearts

So my daughter is in high school.  She is in high school in an inner city, Atlanta public high school.   We live, shop, play and worship in a community thumping with a beautiufl cacophony of colorful people – thanks be to God.  And Zoë, my worldly child with an old soul, who is patient [Read More…]

All our hungers

I have so many things for which to be thankful in my life.  I have a beautiful, bright daughter who amazes me with her grace and creativity, a spunky step-daughter who keeps me on my toes (and keeps sweet treats on the table), a partner who loves me for who I am and yet knows [Read More…]

Why my civil rights should NOT be on your ballot today

I am grateful for the lawmakers in states around this beautiful and broken country who have the compassion and courage to lift up legislation that just might recognize some of my sisters and brothers as full citizens. I am also prayerful that those states will see the light of love filter in through voting booths. [Read More…]

Going off topic…or the one where she blathers on about school uniforms

Some of you may know that I’m a mamma. Yep, in addition to tirelessly working to destroy America with my wanton homosexual lifestyle I live a life of minivan carpools, frustrating homework nights, teenage nail polish disasters and Halloween costume meltdowns.  Maybe you didn’t realize I am the mamma to two girls who attend  inner-city [Read More…]