Postpartum Anxiety and Spiritual Hope

It’s only been in the last few years that I have started sharing my struggle with anxiety. Those closest to me know I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was five years old. It manifested in fears that my mother would die and leave us alone. The threat of natural disasters and storms scared me. My siblings always laughed at me because I hated thunderstorms for fear of tornadoes; we lived in Texas … [Read more...]

Impressionable Daughters

Raising children is hard. It’s especially hard if you want to raise well-rounded, godly, disciplined children with high self-esteem. I knew it would be a challenge to raise a girl. While pregnant with my daughter, I watched the documentary “Dark Girls” about how colorism affects children and women in the Black community. The documentary made me even more determined to build my daughter’s … [Read more...]

What Do These Stones Mean?

At my job, we have a new interim dean, except he’s not new. He’s been at the school for years. In fact, this is his third stint as dean. And because it is my role to support the dean, he and I have had many conversations about what we would like to do in our department. A concept that keeps coming up over and over again in our conversations is the idea of institutional knowledge. My new temporary … [Read more...]