You needed a safe place to stay and grow until you were able to live here with us and God chose my body to house you oh, how lucky am I my sweet boy


I wanted to spread joy, so I entertained. But my joke needed a punchline, and it was often myself or other people. And I felt nervous. I wanted to enlighten, so I informed. But the more I informed, the more I learned I didn’t know. And I felt nervous. I wanted to to get better,…

Secrets of Life

We planted fruit trees in our garden just a few dollars for each but maybe in ten years they will be enough to feed the birds and squirrels and our children  


And it just took some time to realize that what my brain says is not what my heart means.    

White Americans and the Danger of Moral Superiority

“Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.” ― Reinhold Niebuhr One thing I learned as I traveled and got close with people from other countries was that I had an ingrained sense of moral superiority as an…

Do Black Lives Matter?

You know, for me with Black Lives Matter, up until two nights ago it was kind of like an intellectual exercise for me. “OK, what are the arguments, which ones are logical, which ones are flawed, what arguments are justifiable, which ones aren’t.” And when I decided I supported the Black Lives Matter movement, it…

Black Lives Matter and the Dallas Police Shooting

The parallels I see between the black community and the Muslim community continue, today in one of the saddest ways. Because late last night when I heard that multiple police had been shot at a black lives matter protest, I had the similar feeling of being punched in the gut as every time I hear…