Oh, you see me I’m big and I’m black and I’m loud, and That’s the problem isn’t it? I won’t shut up I won’t sit down You can’t monetize my pain I won’t let you pimp my praise You see me, yet You see the me you need to see, so You can keep seeing… Continue reading Oh, You See Me
Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I listened as a husband and wife team urged the congregation to look at the connection between our self-talk and the way we live. They talked about how our beliefs (what we think/say) form a foundation for the emotional "houses" we live in and how those emotions then… Continue reading Don’t Remodel, Rebuild
I think it’s safe to say that most people believe me when I tell them something. This is certainly true when there has been an ongoing relationship. Once we’ve spent time observing someone, checking that their behaviors and words match up, we tend to assign some value to their character. Admit it, you're always sizing… Continue reading What She Said
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted
In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world. Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.” Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated. How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one? Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement
Close to 30 years ago my African American History professor (whose name escapes me) predicted the detriment the Walkman™ would have on relationships. He wondered why people found it necessary to plug their ears when in public. He questioned if people did this to avoid talking and used the Walkman™ as an excuse to disconnect… Continue reading Did Social Networking Ruin Our Relationships?