Seeing Color


February 13, 2018

There are times when a movie makes me feel dirty and ashamed. But it’s not because of some explicit content. It’s because the real-life narrative revealed some wrong attitudes I held in the past.

Our family recently watched Loving. It centers on an interracial couple wh...

February 6, 2018

"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP)

When I was 13, my AAU basketball team from Colorado Springs, CO took a trip down to Santa Fe, New Mexico to play in a tourname...

January 31, 2018

The decision to raise our children bilingual, speaking English and Polish, was a bit of a surprise for my husband and me. Though it was unexpected, raising bilingual kids has become a true source of joy and fun in our family, for which I am so grateful.

I had grown up s...

January 24, 2018

“I’ve said that successful people are willing to do those things unsuccessful people are not. And sometimes those things are uncomfortable.”  

-Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

We are officially into 2018.  When we say farewell to an old year and hello to a new one, many...

January 16, 2018

January 2000 is one of the most significant dates in my life because that’s around the time I landed in Vilseck, Germany for my first duty station.  I was a young 18-year-old, and had just enlisted in the United States Army.  This was my first time out of the country s...

January 12, 2018

Mabel is bare feet, strong arms, Alabama bound.

Mabel is warm biscuits, hot jam, sweet potato pie.

Mabel is common sense, no nonsense, do you have any sense, come tell me all about it.

Mabel is pot bellied stove, Dyson vacuum cleaner, country clothes line. Lexus, driving...

January 5, 2018

“All the words; words of love, forgiveness, encouragement-- words of frustration, angry words - HABLARLOS, SPEAK THEM!” - Lila Downs

I was in a packed concert hall when I heard these words expressed with love from the mouth of world renowned singer, Lila Downs.

This sent...

December 26, 2017

I remember the first time I realized that Jesus, of Jewish descent, was actually born in Asia and had fled as a refugee to Africa. As a little girl I don’t remember even considering the color of Jesus’ skin. It wasn’t that I didn’t think that it mattered; it was that i...

December 21, 2017

Growing up, midnight mass was a Christmas Eve staple for my mostly Catholic family. We'd rest most of the day, get all dressed up, and stay up way past our bedtimes. After mass my mother would take us to any open coffee shop, restaurant or (more than likely since it wa...

December 15, 2017

The world is full of beautiful God-given colors--a just picked red strawberry, the brilliant, crisp yellow of a lightening storm, and of course the myriad of skin colors that bring life to our planet. But what if you were blind and couldn't see any of these amazing sha...

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Our hope is to inspire authentic love, celebration, and care for people--of all beautiful shades--that will guide us into a better world.