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Choose Love

In recent days, I find myself once again grieving for people I've never met, people whose lives were suddenly shattered with violence, people in public places, people praying, people believing they were safe in their daily lives. Often when this happens, I do not know what to do. I wish for someone to blame. In… Continue reading Choose Love

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School Goals

I am the little girl climbing the pole. I was in kindergarten. I remember that pole being a whole lot taller. Also, this was the peak of my athletic career. Who knew I would bloom athletically so early? I look at that little girl and see her face filled with fear, pride and determination all… Continue reading School Goals

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When I Was A Child Living in Poverty

It was a Poverty Simulation our school district hosted. It was only for a morning. I was invited to attend as a community member along with school counselors and personnel from the district and some parents. I knew at the outset it would be stressful and that I would leave with an awareness I already had, that… Continue reading When I Was A Child Living in Poverty

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Bittersweet and Beautiful

Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of my ordination into Christian ministry.  I have no idea how 28 years flew by so quickly.  I still vividly recall, as a 25-year-old, kneeling and having hands laid on me and how heavy those hands felt as the ordination prayer was prayed by my favorite theology professor. I wish I… Continue reading Bittersweet and Beautiful

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I Want Us to See Them

In our local school district (Grapevine-Colleyville, Texas) there are over 3000 students identified as economically disadvantaged.  That number grows every year, currently it is right at 1 in 4.  These are the children on free and reduced lunch.  This the little girl who showed up to see the school nurse on Monday morning with a tummy ache. … Continue reading I Want Us to See Them