Governor John Kasich speaking at the 2020 DNC made me so happy. Not because I'm a die hard Democrat— because I am not. Not because I'm a die hard Buckeye— though I certainly am. But, because I want to stop feeling so yucky and polarized. I did my miserable years at recess in dirty sandboxes… Continue reading When You Know Something Is Not Right
Clothe Yourselves in Love…and a Mask
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
My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.
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.
Now That The Affair is Over
The pain and dysfunction from a single pebble of betrayal can ripple across families for years. I just spent the last two months reeling in angst while binge watching five seasons of "The Affair" on Showtime. While most affairs land couples at the base of a giant mountain to rebuild trust and rise to forgiveness,… Continue reading Now That The Affair is Over
TYC Rant: I’m embarrassed to be an American Christian.
Once upon a time, reading the Gospels I saw Jesus in a new and powerful way. He was no longer a storybook character in a cradle or on a cross. He became a real life example of how to live and move and have my being. Jesus, I still love him as much as the… Continue reading TYC Rant: I’m embarrassed to be an American Christian.
Being a Christian means you believe that Jesus is Lord and you believe God raised him from the dead. Being a good Christian, on the other hand, means so much more. If you've spent any time around the church, you have surely heard all the different rules and regulations for being Christian. Some of these rules are… Continue reading Love Rules.
Love Never Fails. Relationships Do.
1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most quoted love poems ever. Most importantly it reminds us that love never fails. I know. I know. Right now you are thinking about that person you loved dearly and it all fell apart. You're thinking about the pain of your failed marriage. Love never fails. However, relationships… Continue reading Love Never Fails. Relationships Do.