The terror that filled me made my heart race and stomach dance. Tears threatened to break free from my widened eyes. My hands shook as I took inventory of my situation. Full stop at stop sign. Check. Hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2? Check. Seatbelt secure? Check. My preschooler strapped tightly into… Continue reading Blood At The Root: Sandra Bland and Why I Wrestle With How to Live Free in America
By Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts and Dr. Tina Opie We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized—and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad. During World War 2, we didn’t allow… Continue reading What Would Jesus Do? How the Politicizing of Christianity Causes Divisions (w/Dr. Tina Opie)
Whether you grew up in a Christian household or not, most people have heard of Billy Graham. For many believers, he was a Christian leader who taught the uncompromising word of God, a man who reached out to Christians and non-Christians alike to spread the love of Jesus. So we are outraged that his son,… Continue reading Franklin Graham, You’re Wrong…and Here’s Why.
Because it’s way too hard to keep writing the same think pieces and essays over and over again. Saying the same thing over and over again. To the same people over and over again. Because my heart aches and my soul is tired. Because I know God is not pleased with what some have wrought and… Continue reading TWO OPTIONS (For Sandra and Kindra and Natasha and Renisha and…)
I remember thinking it even if I was too polite to say it aloud. When I graduated from high school in 1993 and a few of the girls who were graduating with me were pregnant with their first child or would be within a couple of years, I remember thinking, Why would they do that?… Continue reading Bless Her Heart: Turning 40 as the Mother of a Preschooler
So I guess I should have expected it. I did, in a way. After my last two blog posts about the Black Church burnings in the South and the mass murder in Charleston, the response was massive. On one extreme was the support and high fives of those who had been waiting for someone to… Continue reading What White Christians and Churches Can Do About Racism
The outrage that is bubbling just under my skin, in my heart…is near boiling. Like Jeremiah, “…his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.” (Jeremiah 20:9) Only now…a literal fire. Arson. 7 churches in the South. 7 predominantly… Continue reading Church, Your Legs Are Burning!