Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

When my feet hit the ground, I knew, for the first time, I was home. But that’s a bit abrupt; let me give you some background. Fall of my sophomore year at Vassar had been exceedingly difficult, and I wanted nothing more than a break. I was a…

Simple Change?

There is no such thing as simple change.  Every change begets ripples of other changes, so truthfully, you can’t change one thing without causing a cascading effect that changes other things. It’s almost never ‘one and done’! August 2014, my neighbor’s garage caught fire seriously damaging my garage….

Pursuit of Purpose

Not long ago I used to think that we are our bodies and nothing more. There was nothing more than that, until I was able to learn that we are more than our physical bodies. This discovery shocked me from my belief system that I had developed over…

Goin’ In: The Integration of Shaker Heights

As the world makes its way to understanding diversity, it is slowly shifting, changing.  Through social media we have the opportunity to document recent history and to timeline our growth.  This documentation enables us to chart our course for acting like we ought to — with understanding, respect, and peace. A…

Constant and Difficult

Change is difficult.  One of the greatest changes that has taken place within me is in God allowing me to witness how It does things, verses the wonderful way I do things.  And, I can even expand this to include my partner in Ministry Rev. Dr. Sabrina Ray…

“Change Gonna Come”

This year I turn 65. It’s official. I’m old. Some days I feel it, others, nope. Regardless it’s true. 65 is old. Some days I don’t care.  Other days, I’m resentful. Yet when I hold my first born grandson Rhodes Wilder, I’m glad! Grandmothers should be old, and…

Can Change Wait?

Change… Does it scare you? Does it excite you? Both perhaps? It both excites and scares me. Many songs come to mind when I think of change: Blind Melon’s Change – ‘When life is hard, you have to change,‘ Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide – ‘I’ve been afraid of changing‘ and for me,…

A Loving Evolution

  Once, when I was about nine, I asked Mom if she and Daddy loved each other. I’ll never forget her response. She retorted matter-of-factly, “If we didn’t love each other, how would you all be here? We didn’t just pluck you guys off the side of the…

And the Children Shall Lead Them

Sometimes, you just gotta part the waters!  Watch, as these kids show us all what we need to learn.   Video:  MattyBRaps.com Buy “True Colors” on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tru…  

This Issue: Strength

  There is no way to encapsulate the word “Strength.”   Mamas that grieve loved ones feel the hue of being strong differently from daddies that have stood for children in tough love.  Yet, we have all had the opportunity to stand on the power of this word. Take for…