Dust in the Wind

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway In last week’s Post a group was identified as the Unlikely-hoods. Through this planets brief history. celestially speaking, a small group of things have had the privilege of being called humans (1 in 400 quadrillion); … Continue reading

“Walk a Mile in my Shoes”

Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but … Continue reading

A Nation Divided?

  In a nation divided among imaginary lines of Ideology, class, gender, ethnicity, skin color, etc., the temptation exists to run away with any one of the many sound bites. These sound bites outline a season of politics that stands as nothing more than a dog and pony show to see who can win the … Continue reading

Choosing Unity Over Division

Thank you for your listening ears with eager hearts that want to make a difference. Accord1 just had a very special day as a guest on Mixed Race Radio. It was a great opportunity to learn more about Accord1 and the vision right from the Executive Director. Take a listen and see where you might … Continue reading

The Human Diaspora: A Divinely Written Love Song

“Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. … Continue reading

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Augusta National Golf Club admits first female members” We can celebrate Breaking the Glass Ceiling, achievements of the increasing diversity in this country, but in each breakthrough, we must not forget that it took all that time to recognize the obvious, that all people are created equal, “Imago Dei” (Image of God). The real … Continue reading

Who is an American Part III: People of the Corn

Bridging the silos of a diverse cultural landscape: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: another city in the heart of the Midwest in the middle of the corn belt and the Amber Waves of Grain. This highly ordinary city of the American heartland may define the undercurrent infecting the consensus of our nation.  To the South of Milwaukee between the … Continue reading

Who is an American? Part II: Xenophobia

Bridging the silos of a diverse cultural landscape: “Xenophobia rises. Never disappearing, it recedes from prominence, and makes frequent unwelcome returns. Unlike the proverbial unwanted guest who merely stays too long, xenophobia terrifies the host with the possibility that it will never leave, and forever ruin the act of hosting, sheltering, and giving sanctuary. Close the … Continue reading

We were like those who dreamed

The American dream is much more than a dream of a dedicated landmass. It is an experiment, granted by our creator, based on an ideal that is deeply rooted in the unalienable birthrights of all men and women. In our nation of laws, however, a moral paradox exists concerning our dealings with the immigration dilemma. … Continue reading

“I’m Wishing on a Star” in the Midst of Our Twilight’s Last Gleaming

   “I’m wishing on a star, to follow where you are. I’m wishing on a dream, to follow what it means. And I’m wishing on the rainbows that I see. I’m wishing on the people who really dream. And I’m wishing on tomorrow rain never comes.  And I’m wishing on all of the things we … Continue reading