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Have you asked them what makes them angry?

When is the last time you were angry with someone? A family member? Friend? Spouse/partner? Truth is, unless you have saints surrounding you daily, anger is a normal emotion to think/feel. We all have voices in our heads that push us to see and experience things...

“It doesn’t suck to be _________”

“It doesn’t suck to be . . .” And fill in your name. Sunday afternoon I received a call from a friend I’ve not spoken with in a few months. The last time he called I was LITERALLY in the middle of a busted water pipe (that was my neighbor’s but on my property of the...

The Most Impressive Thing May Not Be What We Think

There are two different kinds of stories . . . Stories “about” our lives and stories “from” our lives. Author Bob Goff writes, “Acquaintances will know us for what we’ve done. Friends will remember us for how we loved.” Conway Jolly, a founding member of West and the...

We Can’t Rewrite History- a Devotion on Racism

When is the last time you were tired? I don't mean you mowed the grass, sweated a little, and need a few minutes to regroup. I mean - just plain tired. Soul tired. Weary. Think of that time. Then, think about how respite came . . . what it felt like to be nurtured and...

Being Uncomfortable

When is the last time you were uncomfortable? And why? Yesterday was a day of being uncomfortable. It started by listening to a podcast recommended by Rev. Amy Burton, who attended Wake Forest University as an undergrad. She knew Wendell Taylor, a football player, and...

We need to think through “why?”

  It would behoove us all to wonder "why?" For three days I saw no media. It wasn't intentional, I just got busy with work and life and didn't do the social medial scroll/troll, didn't turn on NPR, and didn't read my normal NYTimes briefing. Therefore yesterday...

How many frogs are there?

Sunday we showed you a clip from Cast Away starring Tom Hanks and Wilson, a volleyball. Hanks was stranded on a desert island in the South Pacific and all he had was some packages that survived the plane crash. One of the packages consisted of a Wilson volleyball....

Responsibility and Accountability – two of our favorite words.

Can we be accountable and responsible for the errors we make? True apologies are a gift we can give to the people in our lives because: It releases that person from thinking “How can they do this to me?” When we hurt others, it is inevitable that they spend time...

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