Category Archives: Endurance

Not So Easily Broken: A Week On the Breaking Plantation

There’s something especially cruel, horrific even, about a breaking plantation…as if slavery itself wasn’t cruel enough. You see, breaking plantations are where they sent the slaves who kept trying to run away. On the grounds of this one where I’ve … Continue reading

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Winter Has Finally Arrived…Darn!

I spent my undergraduate years at Syracuse University so when I say I hate cold weather, I really mean it! I’m not being overly dramatic or a weather wuss. I’m speaking out of experience, learned the hard way with snow … Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina: From Despair to Hope

Ten years is a long time but the memories of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath have not faded for me. I remember watching the evening news and seeing those staggering images of people in New Orleans in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Joy in the Midst of Trouble–A Prayer

Gracious and Merciful God, You are Awesome and Mighty! Thank you for a day filled with joy and challenges. The challenges were a reminder that You are a very present help in the time of trouble. The joy was confirmation … Continue reading

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Turbulence and Tailwinds

I recently flew to Houston for the homegoing celebration of the life of a friend. His wife and I were prayer partners throughout divinity school and they were my family when I lived in North Carolina so in spite of … Continue reading

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