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Call Me Naomi

If you’re familiar with the biblical story of Ruth, you probably know of the happy ending that involved Ruth and Boaz marrying and becoming a part of the lineage of Jesus Christ. In case you aren’t so acquainted, here are the Cliff Notes, my version that is… There was a woman named Naomi who had… Continue reading Call Me Naomi

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Are the Doors of the Church Really Open?

Several years ago, I had a wonderful conversation with an interesting man named Bill Grimke-Drayton. Bill, who now lives in the UK, is connecting with family from the So. Carolina area. While his birth family were slave owners, he desires to connect with family members related to the slave owners as well as the slaves.… Continue reading Are the Doors of the Church Really Open?

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So, You Take Offense? But How Far Though?

“I’m offended!” “You've offended me!” “That’s offensive!” No matter how we say it, I don’t think it captures what’s really going on. Offense is a personal thing. Some claim it after feeling individually attacked. Others allege its occurrence hoping to retreat from a difficult conversation as they point a finger at someone for saying something… Continue reading So, You Take Offense? But How Far Though?

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Are You a Lazy Dater?

Ever heard of the term, Lazy Dater? I’m sure I’m not the first person to come up with the expression. For sure, I’m not the first to recognize the characteristics that distinguish this type of relationship. But in case you are not familiar with the phrase, I will attempt to explain the four common Lazy… Continue reading Are You a Lazy Dater?

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Words and Nature – Earth Day, 2021

Two things that are true about me: I feel my calmest when I am near a body of water or looking out at mountains or flower covered canyons; and I enjoy words. I recall a time when I lived in Indiana, that I spent hours looking for some moving water. I eventually found myself in… Continue reading Words and Nature – Earth Day, 2021

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Aevrie Rhose: A Rose Gifted in 2020

“What time is it?” “Has it been three hours already?” “What have I done today?” “Did I even shower?” “Aww, was that a smile?” These are just a few of the questions that both my daughter and I asked the last month or so in 2020.  Aevrie Rhose, my first grandchild, came into the world on her due date with 10 toes, 10 fingers, and a cute button nose. Unlike… Continue reading Aevrie Rhose: A Rose Gifted in 2020