denial

denial

Read: John 13:30-38;18:15-27 Reflect: February is Black History month. A time to celebrate the many contributions of Black people toward the progress of this great nation: entertainment, sports, scientific discovery, exploration, and culturally. Yet, for so long we...
unraveled

unraveled

“Having lost my beloved job and all that went with it, my life – and I – fell apart. I experienced a four-year dark night of the soul.  My persona, the identity that I’d built to compensate for the inner sense of brokenness, crumbled. I began to look more deeply,...
LOVING ONE’S BETRAYER

LOVING ONE’S BETRAYER

How does one forgive a betrayer? In 1947, just two years after her liberation from a concentration camp, Corrie Ten Boom recounts that she came from Holland to defeated Germany with the message that God forgives. “When we confess our sins,” I said, “God casts them...
MY WAR STORY

MY WAR STORY

Iraq invaded Kuwait in the summer of 1990. I was seven months pregnant with my first child. My husband was serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at the time, so news such as that was more than just a front-page headline; it was cause to take notice. As the...
my bucket list

my bucket list

It was the Saturday for me to attend a promo for a Christian travel agency. The room was packed with well-dressed people; there was standing room only. Cookies and coffee free for the taking were stacked on the long table in the back of the room. Oohs and aahs were...