keep growing

I am not sure when exactly it all came to a head, but the climax occurred this week. For weeks, I had been observing some behavior patterns and responses happening in my interior life. The patterns that I was becoming hyper-aware of gave me pause. So, as this bright light in my interior life got... Continue Reading →

stay the course

In September, around the time that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron denied the grand jury the option of holding the officers responsible for the unjust murder of Breonna Taylor accountable, I was overwhelmed with so much anger and cynicism. I was questioning. I was wondering if my works and commitments to justice-making mattered. In that... Continue Reading →

The Black Unicorn

“For folks on the inside, we call the world that place that exists beyond the prison walls. We talk about the world as being outside, beyond the prison gates. The whole world is out there. And we are not a part of that world.” —Yohance Lacour  These are the words of my dear friend Yohance, a... Continue Reading →

#georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter

An offering to all of those across the country, in Minneapolis and elsewhere, raising their voice in protest against the injustice of racism and violence. #georgefloyd A Litany for Survival by AUDRE LORDE For those of us who live at the shoreline standing upon the constant edges of decision crucial and alone for those of... Continue Reading →

reflecting on community

A sweet friend of mine nominated me to join the Life is Good Facebook challenge.  The task was to find joy in the midst of the chaos by posting 10 pictures for 10 days of things that give me joy with no explanation. I accepted the challenge.  As I was digging through old pictures, I found myself... Continue Reading →

reflecting on Good Friday

On Good Friday, I spent most of my day reflecting on the Cross, not just as a practice of tradition and ritual but because my spirit was weary. I read the Good Friday chapter in Seasons of Faith and Conscience: Explorations in Liturgical Direct Action. Kellerman, the author, reminds his reader that Jesus “goes up... Continue Reading →

a random musing: covid-19

It's only Tuesday! And, I have engaged in an abundance of rich, constructive and proactive conversations, dreaming of the ways that we will and are already supporting the most vulnerable communities impacted by Covid-19, mostly those who are incarcerated, but not exclusively.  sharing the reflective fruits of those conversations in this most recent blog post.... Continue Reading →

contemplating with Saint Teresa of Avila

Covid-19 has challenged me to think creatively about how I care for my emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.  I have been intentionally trying to create small centering moments for grounding, contemplation and reflection that I can weave into my daily routine. I’ve discovered that I am most centered when I am creating from within my artistic... Continue Reading →

practicing ubuntu

Last night I wept. I cried tears that were birthed from deep within my gut.  Tears of joy and gratitude, I cried last night.  While rejoicing and thanking God, for all the people that I have met along the way, who chose to love and care for me, I remembered a conversation that I had... Continue Reading →

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