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Plague - March 7, 2020

As I write this, the Coronavirus (COVD-19) has created quite the uproar all over the world. There are almost 500 confirmed cases in the...

MINE

She squeals with delight as I shuffle cards, like I’m a magician and can magically float cards through the air. She keeps asking me to do...

I see the Moon

I see the moon and the moon sees me The moon sees someone that I can’t see God bless the moon and God bless me God bless the someone that...

Reconciliation

Tears rolled down my cheeks as I washed his dark skinned feet and wiped them with the scarf wrapped around my neck. Albert, an African...

Jumping to Conclusions

His eyes were set deep in his skull with high cheek bones and a strong jaw line. He had strong features that demand attention and strike...

Untouchable

I come from a family of card players. Not gamblers, just basic card games. When our friends and families got together, we always ended up...

Manage Expectations

The more I travel to India, the more I realize how similar people are everywhere in the world. Almost everyone wants simple answers that...

Wisdom

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” I recently had a conversation...

Taking care of Mom

Traditionally the firstborn Indian son cares for his mother in her old age. When he marries, he and his new wife often move in with his...

Whitewashed Lives and Real Blood

The slums of Calcutta were like nothing I have experienced before. It had rained quite a bit before we got there, and the mud and slime...

Numb

Denial ad-ap-ta-tion: (noun) a change in which an organism or species becomes better suited to it’s environment Humans have the amazing...

Naked and Unashamed

Naked and Unashamed I visited a village just outside Chennai to see if it was a good place to build a school for Dalit children. When we...

Beautiful Feet

My dad owned and managed a shoe store. My grandfather and great-grandfather did too. It was a family business, a town’s family store...

Suspended Coffee

I read a short story on facebook about suspended coffee. It’s a practice where people will order their coffee and pay for a few more. ...

Failure to Thrive

Abandoned. As I reach far back into the recesses of my brain, it’s the first thought and emotion I can drum up. I can feel that deep...

22, 33, 44, 55, Bingo

Having just celebrated a double digit birthday, I have been reflecting on another double digit birthday of mine. When I was young I...

Legitimate Rape

Legitimate rape. I was shocked when I heard that congressman Aiken had used this term a few days ago in an interview about abortion for...

Blessed

Yesterday I re posted a Huffington Post article about being blessed. The attitude of the article was that we as Christians use the term;...

Beyonce & Sex Trafficking

The much-anticipated Grammy’s were last night and I watched every minute of them. I enjoy seeing the “latest” and what our culture...

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