Love

Note – I posted this blog originally on 25 May 2022, but added to it 7 December 2022, so I am republishing it. “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39 (both the NIV and NRSV are worded this way.) I chose to lead this blog post with a Bible […]

Reflections

I’m going to tell you something: When I sometimes look in a mirror, I don’t see the person that others see me to be. I often see all of my flaws, my failures, the names I was called when I was younger. I hear the voices in my head that I try often to be […]

Stand Firm

There is an old African-American spiritual, “I Shall Not Be Moved,” which is also known as “We Shall Not Be Moved.” It was one of the songs made popular by the Civil Rights Movement, but was also used by labor unions fighting for workers’ rights and is used as a resistance song all over the […]

Be the Daylight

When I have time to, I tend to listen to certain songs over and over again. I often do it at home on one of my computers with my headphones on so as to not annoy the other half with the constant repeats. Of course, when he is not home, I am blaring the music […]

A little more good, a little less hatred, a lot more love

Right now, there seems to be a great deal of focus on everything that’s not good in the world. The world seems to be bombarding us with constant bad news. While that focus is warranted, it also can be very overwhelming, especially when one looks around and sees nothing but contretemps, vitriol, frustration, and anger. […]