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Trampolines and sycamore seeds

As a person, I am instinctively, or perhaps habitually, mean to myself. My inner voice isn’t soothing and encouraging, it is harsh, cruel and critical. 240 more words


15 Reasons Summer Sucks for Parents

1. Your kids act like you are coating them with fire when you try to apply sunscreen.

2. Your kids’ favorite activity when it is 100° outside is leaving the back door open. 231 more words

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

The Turner House is a thoughtful, character-driven novel centered on the beloved home of an African American family. Francis and Viola Turner leave their sharecropping roots in Arkansas with their baby son Cha-Cha to find opportunity in Detroit during the city’s industrial heyday. 150 more words


They Weren't Just Talkin'

Lately I have been very nostalgic. I always catch myself looking back on the “old” days. It’s still hard for me to take in the fact that I’m half way done with college. 943 more words


Tuesday Truthiness After Taking Stock of Tasks

Someone suggested I sit down at the end of the day and take stock of what I managed to accomplish that day. I did this, half-heartedly, as I do any administrative task. 1,378 more words

We All Have a Story...Our Journey to Parenthood

In case you haven’t heard, my husband and I recently announced to my congregation (and to the rest of the world, aka, Facebook) that we are expecting a baby, due in January.   1,019 more words

Clergy Women

A Father's Work

I can’t imagine how hard it must be
To look after a wife and a child – or three
To work hard in love for necessities… 90 more words