Seeing Color


I woke up the other day thinking I needed to look up the word "acumen". Not at all certain what it meant, but knowing the root was probably 'acute', I realized that today, like many other days, my (God)Daddy was playing a game of 'hide-and-go-seek' with me. You see, Hi...

April 17, 2018

There are few monarchies left on earth. There are only 28 monarchies left in the world and only seven endowed with absolute rule. The concept of kings and queens is irrelevant to those nations that do not have them. For most nations that still honor the tradition of th...

April 10, 2018

Whatever one’s faith background, I would venture to believe that most people have heard of this Biblical statement: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength, and likewise, love your neighbor as yourself.”  (Mark 12:30-31) 

Jesus very st...

April 2, 2018

Squinting her eyes and leaning in close to the side of my face, she took her little pointer finger and jabbed it into my cheekbone. 


"Mama, what's that?" She now started to scratch the skin on my cheek. "You should wash your face."

"Oh. It's probably a mole....

March 27, 2018

It’s incredible the influence our cultural lens can have on every aspect of our lives. I stand in a curious position: a biracial, multicultural kid raised by parents from two different minority cultures, living in yet a third culture; a culture with which few of my fam...

March 19, 2018

Did you know that the subconscious mind works continually for the common good.  In other words, by default God created our bodies to be moving towards wholeness, like the healing that takes place when our bodies are injured. The divine norm of the subconscious wants to...

March 12, 2018

Wake up, eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, comb hair, shoes on, out the door. That’s how the morning should go, but as any parent knows there are always delays, changes of plan, and minor emergencies in-between each step.

We’re an adoptive family, and I’m an at-h...

March 5, 2018

"Always think of your audience not for your audience." -Mo Willems

We were going on day 19 of reading Anna Loves Elsa, a gripping tale about why Frozen’s Anna and Elsa characters aren't just sisters--they're best friends (can you sense my sarcasm). The board book comes...

February 26, 2018

“We need to step back and realize this is real grief speaking from real wounds.”

My wife and I were speaking with a friend about headlines consuming the East Coast, particularly where we lived only 50 miles from Baltimore. In spring 2015, a young black man, Freddie Gray...

February 20, 2018

The other day I observed my 3 year old son eating “non-conventional” food with his hands. I believe it was rice and beans to be exact. “Use your fork!” was at the tip of my tongue but then I refrained myself from speaking as I remembered a statement I had recently hear...

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