What We Might Hear From Ferguson

Dear Beloved, It may be we hear today what the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO will do – indict the officer, Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown or let him go. Either way, we belong to God. No matter what they do, Michael Brown, another Black mother’s son has died, and either way, we belong…

Nola’s Beech Tree

Dear Beloved, I’m writing to let you know that tomorrow, first thing in the morning, a company will come to take down Nola’s beech tree. This tree is inside the play ground fence, just by the gate. The tree’s been dead a year, now. We thought we might have extended its life by trimming it…

Time Was When I Wasn’t Able to Pray.

Time was when I wasn’t able to pray. I got confused between the imperfect institution of the church and the divine presence I experienced when I played music or felt/heard a paintbrush move across paper, smelled the vinegar-ish scent of white oak sawed, beheld the complex beauty of a person. I thought for the longest…