Stranger Acts of Kindness

I lived in New York for a spell and during these long summer nights I get nostalgic for life in the city that never sleeps. Certain sights, smells, and tastes evoke memories of long meanderings through Manhattan’s busy streets, favorite haunts, and the electric energy of everything happening all at once. My New York City is one of “just made […] Read More

Fool’s Gold

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Mariscos in Madrid. Breakfasting in Budapest. Safaris through the Serengeti. I often marvel over how these luxuries used to be exclusive to the elite but are now available to the masses. In my lifetime alone, those of us fortunate enough to live in wealthier countries have watched our experiences grow more adventurous and our palates develop cravings for dishes our […] Read More

Forever Enough

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We wish you a very blessed new year and as we prepare to ring in 2024, we share a word of encouragement from our latest story. As in the previous year as well as in the next and in all the years to come, take heart in the knowledge that you are always and forever, enough. I recently woke up […] Read More

To The Things We’ve Lost — A Hope For The Future

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In years past, New Year’s Eve would be an evening of communal sharing, gathering with friends and loved ones to commemorate another year gone by; a celebration of the year’s accomplishments and a euphoric toast to greater things ahead. To say that New Year’s Eve 2020 looks wildly different would be an understatement. The annual gaiety and feverish resolution planning has […] Read More

A Great Gettin’-Up Morning

“Have. Faith. In. God.” The periods are mine, but it was my pastor’s charge. He issued it March 15 on our first worship-at-home Sunday morning, more than nineteen weeks ago.  That day, my peeps and I had congregated in our pajamas. It seemed like a holiday of sorts, an opportunity to truly enjoy a Sabbath rest, focusing on the service […] Read More