An Advent Reflection on Hope

Read: 2 Chronicles 6:12-21   In advent, the season of waiting Days wane and darkness comes As the winter solstice draws near  … But the light returns with Jesus’ birth And God’s covenant is fulfilled As it was with our ancestors … It is said that “The...

I Am A Racist

  This one is for my white friends.  I have a confession to make:   I am a racist.     And I’m certainly not colorblind.     To tell you differently would be a lie to myself and to you.  As a part of the racial majority in the United States, I play a part in racism....

Celebrating in Sorrow

Thirty-six years ago, today, my parents took their wedding vows in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Like me, they were just 21 years old when they got married.  And like me, they had just finished their junior year at UNC.     I always loved hearing the story of how they met...