Considering My Own Racism: My community’s history regarding slavery

I never wondered who these enslaved people were and what their lives were like. They were just a part of the church and community history, like the fingerprints in the church bricks.

Don’t make fun of your parents! This is why.

Why shouldn't you make fun of your parents? I'll give you the short answer first. Because you'll end up experiencing all of the things you made fun of! Yes, it's as if you apply a curse when you make fun of your parents. That you assure yourself of having to experience the very same things. … Continue reading Don’t make fun of your parents! This is why.

Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters

Though I could hardly write a better Mother's Day tribute about my mother than I did three years ago (here), this week I've had strong, independent women on my mind. So that's my topic this year. How did my mama raise my sister and me to be strong, independent women? It wasn't by saying those … Continue reading Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters