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Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Moana

I’ll be honest. Beyond the Polynesian influence of Moana, I didn’t know anything about what to expect from the movie when my sis was saying my niece wanted to go see it. My niece wasn’t going to let up, so I finally took her to see it in 3D. Honestly, my first time seeing a… Continue reading Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Moana

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Black Lives Matter, Refugees & the Good Samaritan

Living with the results of other people's thinking is why something like #BlackLivesMatter even has to be stated. But we can change the results for others. Our thinking can be elevated; our compassion deepened. Those past results don't deserve our blind allegiance. I keep going back to these core things: Every person was made in… Continue reading Black Lives Matter, Refugees & the Good Samaritan

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Hearing & Being Heard

It was April 30, 2014. I was on a jetBlue flight bound for Seattle. I didn’t realize I was as sick as I was. I actually thought I had beaten what I thought was a small sinus infection the week before. I also didn’t know you aren’t supposed to fly with sinus issues. Why –… Continue reading Hearing & Being Heard

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Remembering Love, Personified

  Last year, on this day, I wrote “Until...” & now, a year later, the piece that it alluded to... as I remember & honor a truly great man.     Transparent Stoic Compassionate Joyful Soul Man Intentional Loving Husband Father Brother Son Angel Pastor   Well done, Pastor Frank   Anyone who had the… Continue reading Remembering Love, Personified

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How Ferguson, MO could be (Your City Here) Next

The initial shock of Michael Brown's death seemed to touch every facet of social media. Everyone seemed to mourn the death of Brown..... UNTIL.....   Robin Williams always had a flare for theatrics. He couldn't enter a room without people noticing. And so, cruel & intentional or not, focus took a shift. No one was… Continue reading How Ferguson, MO could be (Your City Here) Next

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Talking Trash, Richard Sherman & MLK’s Dream

No one could have predicted the filthy residue last night's NFC Championship game would leave... Ironically, enough, on the day set aside to remember Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his life work. In case you're living in a cave, or just hate football... & social media... & regular media for that matter, let's… Continue reading Talking Trash, Richard Sherman & MLK’s Dream

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Criminal Minds, Hemophilia & the Church

Now, I understand... this may seem like a stretch to you.  This may not be a correlation anyone else would make watching the same show as me... shoot, this may not be a correlation anyone else would make ever.  Then again, my experiences with God don't have to be the same as yours.  Because my… Continue reading Criminal Minds, Hemophilia & the Church

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Ray Lewis or Tim Tebow: A Grace Conumdrum

Grace: something every person in life wants. Love: something every person who has ever lived searches for. But the thing is, we put a price tag on love. We tell ourselves we have to earn grace. We tell others they definitely have to earn forgiveness.   In a competitive world, we have extremes.  Those of… Continue reading Ray Lewis or Tim Tebow: A Grace Conumdrum