16 Lessons I Learned From My Daughter With Special Needs Turning 16

Until 2002, I had no idea what was Down syndrome and how it would turn my life upside down. It seems just like yesterday that I was 38-years-old and pregnant. I was considered high-risk, which landed me at the geneticist office of Research Medical Center in Kansas City. I had to undergo a prenatal test…Read more 16 Lessons I Learned From My Daughter With Special Needs Turning 16

The Lost Sign of a Disciple

Hundreds of thousands of students took to the streets to protest gun violence last Saturday across the nation. I wanted to march with the 6,000 people in Kansas City but I couldn't. Instead, I watched the Fox 4 Kansas City Facebook live stream and followed the conversation on Twitter.

The Shocking Silence of the Sisters in Church

In John 8, a group of religious leaders bring a woman who committed to adultery to Jesus. They remind Jesus that she needs to be stoned. Of course the man who was also an adulteress goes free under their tradition. Jesus says to her accusers, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned…Read more The Shocking Silence of the Sisters in Church

When God Doesn’t Answer Prayers for Protection

Our nation witnessed the worst church shooting in our history on Nov. 5, 2017 when Devin Patrick Kelley walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas with an AK-47 and shot every church member. His shooting spree killed 26 people and wounded 20. The victims ranged in ages from 18-months to 76-years-old. One…Read more When God Doesn’t Answer Prayers for Protection

How God Takes Injustice Personally

As I'm writing this blog post, St. Louis is going through the third day of protests because of the acquittal of a white police officer, Jason Stockley who killed Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011 during a high-speed car chase. Smith is an African-American. The protests are reminiscent of the outbreak of violence after another white…Read more How God Takes Injustice Personally