My Biracial Son Said, 'I Don't Like Black People'

I've started taking my boys to our new black church. Due to significant transitions in work and other factors, I'd lost consistent, ongoing healthy interactions with A LOT of the black folks in my life. After some time, this reality hit me hard. I started asking myself all the questions: NUMBER ONE: Where are my black people, for crying out loud? Why don’t I have more black friends whom I see on a regular basis? Why aren’t I reading more black authors? ...more
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The Red Plate Tradition

A few years ago, when Rhysie was only a few weeks old and just before Christmas 2009, our pastor's wife, Kristy, invited some of the new mommies with babies three-months old or younger to her house for a little welcome-to-sleepless-nights gathering. She'd made this wildly decadent spread of chocolatey goodness, complete with an array of warm sweet beverages. She gave each one of us a time to process through how we were adjusting to life as new moms (or second, third, or fourth-time moms). Towards the end of the evening, she handed each of us a beautifully wrapped gorgeous red plate. She explained how her family has used the red plate tradition and encouraged us to do the same. ...more
What a great idea! I love how simple this is, yet it can mean sooo much for the recipient. ...more

Would you sit with me for an hour? + $10 Starbucks gift card giveaway Minister Mama

Memoir of a weekend at the Blogher ~ Penguin Writer's Conference Minister Mama

Am I Really Socially Promiscuous Because of Facebook?

Recently, an article ran in the LA Times about how women who post lots of photos of themselves on facebook value appearance and need lots of attention. The article goes on to say that women who spent a lot of time managing their profiles, the number of photos they shared, the size of their online networks and how promiscuous they were in terms of “friending” behavior and have the largest social networks were more highly vested in their appearance. I have 2,287 facebook friends. ...more

I have a fitness blog in which I post pictures of myself. I also tweet pictures of myself - ...more

A Date with Devil. Part 2.

In conclusion to part 1, the one about why I shouldn\’t date demons or want to run off and marry them in Vegas. I press on....more

Lent: I'm Finsta go Ninja on yo Behind!

If your new to Lent, here’s the wiki primer on Lent. The gist?  Lent is the 40 day season leading up to Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday.  All a part of the Christian Liturgical Year.  It’s typically a Catholic tradition.  I’m not Catholic but a good idea, is a good idea, right?  It’s meant to help one keep the gospel of Jesus in the forefront while we allow ourselves to journey with Jesus on the sad journey towards the cross where he was brutally tortured on our behalf....more

Should Beyonce's blackface cause such a stir?

Should Beyonce’s blackface cause such a stir? by Grace on February 24, 2011  ...more

The family that jacks up each others hair: ....uh, still loves each other?

It was R2′s turn to experience the haircut from Daddy in which he took far too long, ended in tears and left Mama begging for Daddy to “please just stop” because what 15 month old needs a perfect haircut?...more