Posts about Community

The Risk of Embrace

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 26, 2020 in Community, Faith, Friendship, Guest Blogger

After arguing with God for a month, I gave in. “Okay, God,” I said. “I will go.” So, I joined this new church, like God told me to do. I went reluctantly, and with good reason. I was in no hurry to become invisible again. I spent the first three months listening to people with […]

Honoring Invisible Suffering

Posted by Guest Blogger on February 27, 2020 in Community, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

I’ve finally figured out how to divide up screen time between my four children. Personal profiles that can be programmed to each of their own preferences were especially helpful. I thought it was a victory, or at least a reasonable option to help quell the fighting, and I wasn’t wrong. The seemingly simple solution did […]

Home: Are We There Yet?

Posted by Guest Blogger on February 13, 2020 in Community, Faith, Freedom, Hope

HOME This is home, as I peer out into the streets of a black history parade – with my family beside me that I haven’t seen in years. Oh, this is home. As the beads drop and the candy flies high in the sky and lands right into my little boys’ sun-kissed coily afro hair. […]

Interlocked

Posted by Ashley Bell on February 6, 2020 in Ashley Bell, Community, Freedom, Friendship, Unite, Build, Live

February is African American History month. A time set apart to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans in the building of our country. These contributions are not to be relegated to just one month but to be acknowledged on a regular basis, because they are woven throughout the fabric of our nation. It ought to […]

Deconstruction is Not a DIY Project

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 30, 2020 in Community, Faith, Hope, Wisdom

My always-curious daughter noticed a snail on our driveway and asked if I knew where snails find their shells. Thanks to the wonders of Google, I was able to answer her question and learned that snails are born with the ability to grow their own shells. After they hatch, baby snails eat the casing they […]