Answering the Cry for Safe Spaces

Maybe we had been too quick to join the crowd of the outraged, sneering in disdain at the swelling tide of screaming, crying, angry youth, demanding ‘Safe Spaces’ on their campuses, in their world.  “Our college kids are not running around making such demands”, we have tried to assure ourselves. “And we certainly didn't engage … Continue reading Answering the Cry for Safe Spaces

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The Faithful Fight for ‘First’

  I drank in the time-honored melody of the hymn as it poured over the neighborhood from the electronic bell tones of the Methodist Church. ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ it chimed, as I finally seated myself, breathless, on the dusty porch chair. Cup of tea, Bible, journal, pen? No. No pen but I was finally here and the … Continue reading The Faithful Fight for ‘First’

Tarantella at Sea, Pt 2 — Christ in Our Ordinary Storms

I can only imagine the jaw-dropping experience it must have been for the curator and other staff of the New England museum as they stood, the morning after, March 18, 1990, before the empty frame still hanging on the wall. Rembrandt’s 1663 masterpiece, ‘Christ in the Storm’, had been stolen. Searching around on the Internet … Continue reading Tarantella at Sea, Pt 2 — Christ in Our Ordinary Storms

Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

The older woman sitting to my right was a leader in our church; her manner was pleasant and light-hearted, as usual. "God gave me a picture as I prayed for you this morning," she said. "You were like a small boat with its sails tangled." Once again I was struck by the wondrous realization that … Continue reading Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

2nd Podcast Interview with Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

Part 2, A Conversation About Mary and The Women at The Table I know it is right during Lent to consider Jesus as we prepare to commemorate His atonement and resurrection.  But did you ever wonder what his mother, Mary, must have gone through - wondering what was going to happen to her perfect Son? … Continue reading 2nd Podcast Interview with Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

Ordinary Time and Ordinary People

Nancy had been so gentle in the way she commented on my blog post, subtly cautioning me to not hasten on to Lent and  by-pass 'Ordinary Time'. Ordinary Time- the two cycles of days, one between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, the other between Pentecost and Advent, covers most of the days of our lives, yearly. … Continue reading Ordinary Time and Ordinary People

Bridges Are For Crossing

As a child growing up in Jamaica, I dreaded bridges. My overactive imagination found me holding my breath whenever we went over one of our few but renowned bridges. The historic and indomitable Flat Bridge, the Spanish Town Bridge and the most modern during my childhood, the Causeway Bridge, spring readily to mind. I just … Continue reading Bridges Are For Crossing

The Content of Her Character (Two)

I was not long past posting last week's blog about the reallife, and still living Civil Rights heroine, Ruby Bridges, when it dawned on me that I had left out the co-star in that drama. I am no engineer, but I do believe that if a bridge is going to be built, work needs to … Continue reading The Content of Her Character (Two)

 The Content Of Her Character 

Viewing the YouTube post below of this poised middle-aged African-American woman calmly delivering a TED Talk  in front of a Norman Rockwell painting of herself, supplied me a Modern day heroine to hold up before my children and a commitment to add 'meet Ruby Bridges in person' to my bucket list. If the painting titled … Continue reading  The Content Of Her Character