** In the wake of the marches on Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th and 12th I have decided to write about my journey (still in progress) of divesting myself of whiteness, and some of the things I’ve learned along the way. Before getting in to discussions explicitly pertaining to race, I believe it will be […]

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Keep Dreaming

It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King dreamed a prophetic dream for this nation. 50 years since a vision of black men and white men living and working side by side rang out against the walls of the institutions that sought to divide. 50 years since we caught ear of the faint melodies […]

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A Time to Listen

I remember when I first relocated. My husband and I moved our college-educated, middle class white selves into the thick of an under-resourced African-American neighborhood in the most racially segregated city in the U.S. Because we wanted to help. I, specifically, wanted to fix it.  Because that’s what I do, I fix things. Our first […]

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Weekend Reading

Child (frustrated with my insistence that they not kick the walls): Do you OWN this church or something??? Me: this week, I do. Child (bewildered): Who owns it next week? I spent the week shuffling 75-some-odd children and 30-some-odd adults around our church building during Vacation Bible Club.  It was awesome. It was exciting. It […]

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