In Honor of Ahmaud
Faith | Reflection

In Honor of Ahmaud

I keep thinking about Ahmaud. I keep looking at the picture of this beautiful human being. He was just out for an afternoon jog. He was hunted down in broad daylight, because he had the audacity to be black. I keep replaying the horror. My heart keeps breaking for his poor mother. It’s so difficult…

The Surprise Gift
Mamahood | Reflection

The Surprise Gift

To my oldest… Let me tell you a secret about something you’ve forgotten. In the beginning of our story, God said, “Let this be a family of four!” He added the finishing touches to our creation, and it was decidedly NOT good. From your perspective, of course. It’s not specifically that you didn’t like your…

Finding New Life
Faith | Reflection

Finding New Life

One afternoon last week, I applied a full face of makeup to go for a walk in the cemetery. I dabbed a light perfume on my wrist, donned my favorite sunglasses, and brushed my hair back into a ponytail. It wasn’t perfect the first time, so I started over and tried again. We live a…