What is an Antiracist?

I’ve been sensitive to issues of race for all of my life that I can remember. When I was growing up, a close family member would often make racist jokes and comments, and even as a kid it felt “off” to me. In adulthood, I’ve continued to talk about issues related to racial injustice, often sharing with great emotion the inequality I see in our nation and world. In the introduction of her book, White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo shares that she’s writing for us “white progressives who so often – despite our conscious intentions – make life so difficult for…

Presidential Debate?

A quick note: this post was written by my husband, Lee. I asked him to share his thoughts from a conversation we had this morning post-debate and I’m grateful that he obliged.If you’ve known me for very long, you’ll know that I haven’t cared much for politics and the circus it tends to create. But since George Floyd’s death, everything in my world changed. I have been reading, listening, watching and learning about systemic racism, immigration injustice, mass incarceration and all the hatred surrounding those things. It’s been an overwhelming, but enlightening process. I absolutely hate the way so many…

2 Wise Women and 3 Peaces

when a mistake turns into something beautiful Sometimes I have some unnatural desire to find the silver lining in bad situations… so with that disclaimer said, please bear with me for a moment or two as I try to articulate something I’ve been feeling. We are living in a strange time – a worldwide pandemic, a divided nation and a time of political insanity. Yet, despite incredible loss all around us, there are some things of profound value and beauty that are springing up. I think God knew how much I would need Brené Brown’s podcast, Unlocking Us for a…

POTUS Announces “Patriotic Education” Commission

the problem with patriotic education “Don’t mistake my criticisms of our country with my love for this country. Remember, there is a difference between patriotism and nationalism. I love this country but my allegiance is not to this country or to its political leaders. Yes, I love this country and I will not shut up from urging it to become more humble, compassionate, and just…More reflective of the Kingdom of God.” – Eugene Cho I read a news story last week that angered and saddened me. I read reporting on President Trump’s intention to create something he called the “1776…