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...]

A Lenten Fast for Children & Teens

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, March 1st, and the first day of Lent is March 5th. It’s during this time when believers reflect on their walk with Jesus and fast or abstain from many things to weaken their flesh and focus on life in the Spirit. Many times, we don’t include children in our Lenten fasts. However, the Lord shared with me a great and necessary fast that we can all do with our … [Read more...]