Translation: "Is That So?" I'll never forget the day I saw my Gen Z son loading the dishwasher without being asked. He was around ten years old. I walked into the kitchen and I was stunned. I thanked him for doing the dishes without being asked. He turned to me with all seriousness and said,… Continue reading Oh Word ?!!!
This post was first published in February 2020. Yep, before the pandemic. As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?
Last Saturday I had the best nap I've had in a long time. I was so noticeably refreshed that I pondered the reason with some angst. That's me, never taking anything at face value. While others may have just gotten up and said "Thank you Jesus," I needed to understand why I was so rested.… Continue reading Blind People Are Listening
Did you miss me? Be honest. It's okay if you didn't even notice I was away. It's been a few weeks since I lasted posted on Shine TYC. I've been consumed by completing the first draft of a project that's due — and my older son's wedding and my younger son's college applications. If I'm… Continue reading Be Honest with Me
COVID19 sheltering has given me time to ponder the mysteries of my life. Some of these discoveries are welcome additions. I've learned that I have more patience, perseverance, and discipline than I thought I had. Other discoveries have been tough to acknowledge and excruciating to accept. The most disappointing is that there are seven things… Continue reading 7 Things I MUST Believe in More than God
I can't believe that with over 160K deaths we are still in debate about whether or not to wear masks. Americans— this includes me— are fed up with not being able to do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and with whom we choose. I'm supposed to be in Martha's… Continue reading Clothe Yourselves in Love…and a Mask
I’m a “magical negro” and this is my moment to tell you the truth. First, allow me to explain to you what a “Magical Negro” is. I didn’t make it up. In TV and film the Magical Negro is the Black character who helps the White protagonist overcome their challenges. It’s Uncle Remus, Oda Mae… Continue reading My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.