Perfection, Not Progress?

I’ve been hearing a word being thrown around a lot lately and it’s also been used towards me (in the vein of me needing to let go of it) so I’ve given this a bit of thought. The word is perfectionism.  Here are some of my unpolished thoughts: 1. You’re probably not a perfectionist and […]

Just Another Day

My heart is so full tonight.  And in more ways than one. We had a very special and memorable Good Friday service at New Life Fellowship tonight; two, actually – at 5pm then again at 7pm.  The services were in the Tenebrae style and, I must say, I’ve never experienced anything like that before.  I was in the […]

Keeping Track

This season leading up to Good Friday and Easter is quite significant for me.  I assume most everyone reading this is familiar with the season but for those who aren’t, these few weeks represent a time of reflection and remembering, specifically of Jesus and his last days on earth in flesh and blood. The season […]

Standing Together

My office was closed all week because of Sandy so I stayed home.  I don’t like the fact that the name “Sandy” will be forever associated with devastation and tragedy, at least in this area and in our lifetime.  I was not affected whatsoever, except that I got a week off from work.  My internet […]

Bearing Witness

In the context of a compassionate embrace, our brokenness may appear beautiful, but our brokenness has no other beauty but the beauty that comes from the compassion that surrounds it. – Henri Nouwen ———————– The other night, Steve and I stayed in and we were casually flipping through channels, hoping to find something good to watch. […]

Revenge, Revenge

I’m the failure, I’m everyone’s fool.  And I’m losing my cool in the end. I’m the loser, my numbers come up. I’ve been hung up on thoughts of revenge, revenge, revenge.  – Jon Foreman, “Revenge” —————— I’ve become increasingly irritable lately.  Maybe it’s the extraordinarily hot summer that we’ve had, which has inevitably led to […]

Sankofa: Thoughts On Moving Forward

Today is February 29, 2012.  It’s a leap day.  It’s also the last day of Black History Month.  I really like that we have a Black History Month, but more and more, I’m becoming uncomfortable with that title because Black History isn’t unique to black people.  It’s actually an intrinsic part of American history as […]

Winter Blues

“A lot of people think the blues is depressing but that’s not the blues I’m singing. When I’m singing blues, I’m singing life.” ~Etta James I am very much affected by the weather. When it’s gloomy outside, I just wanna stay in bed all day and sip on coffee and watch a movie or curl […]