Today I walked a total of three miles from my home to the park and back. I wanted to jog to the park and back just like in the day; however, my body reminded me it was a different day. What I learned on this walk is that sometimes our bodies remind us to slow… Continue reading I feel like a jog
When apologies go wrong A while ago, I visited a church I previously attended regularly, and one of the parishioners walked up to me to apologize. Here is how her apology went: I noticed when you come to church you avoid me, she said. She continued to say; I want to see Jesus. If there… Continue reading When apologies go wrong
I love wearing my Retired US Air Force hat. I love the memories that come with this reflection of my time in the Air Force. For example, I loved the historical significance of visiting Berlin before the wall came down. Traveling with my family from Frankfurt, Germany, in a heavily guarded and sealed train through… Continue reading How Odd: Tribalism Divides America
Can We Have a Do-Over? How often have you looked at the state of our world and wished for something better? How many times a day have you reflected on your experiences and longed for the peace. Have you yearned for innocence, and the tranquility of your childhood? I want to walk you through an… Continue reading Rebirth
By Sedona Kia Hi, I am Sedona Kia and I would like to share a story with you. I have several ways of communicating, but I am unable to write. So I have solicited the help of my friend Dr. Brooks to help me tell my story. First, let me tell you a bit about… Continue reading What if People were like Cars?
At the borders of American culture, the vast lands of opportunity appear bright and filled with promise for anyone who dares to challenge the gauntlet of obstacles to secure entry. From a distance, the theories of welcoming the poor huddled masses seeking some sort of refuge for their tortured souls project themselves through the facade… Continue reading American Theatre
Three students from Ole Miss University posed in the dead of night in front of the bullet-riddled Emmett Till Memorial. Their bodies holding the guns cast eerie shadows on the backdrop of the Emmett Till Memorial. The source of the lighting and identity of the photographer/s remain a mystery. As they posed on Centre Stage… Continue reading America the Theatre, on Fire
For the record, we raised our children in Lebanon, IL. Our home was a place of refuge and gathering for many of the neighborhood children from the local high school and village. We are Christians and believe in opening our hearts and home to those in need, whether physical, psychosocial or just a listening ear;… Continue reading Who is Accountable?
Early one morning, I awakened from a dream that left me with more questions than answers. Dreams, I am told, reveal some aspects of our lives that may be in need of attention. As students of spiritual text, we learned about Joseph’s dream of a multicolored coat and the later interpretation and subsequent actions. In… Continue reading Stay on the Path – Part – 1
Several days went by before I encountered Tony again. I tried several times to apologize, but he simply kept quiet each time and walked away. Months went by until I stopped trying. Rather, I diverted my energy into transforming this rundown poorly performing garage to mirror the other garage by the water. Tony noticed the… Continue reading Stay on the Path – Part 2