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Trilogy of Success

02/05/2021

By Lindsay Cherry Being adopted into a multiracial family and living in a predominantly White town in the early 1990’s brought on unique experiences and challenges. I was one of seven children with loving parents.  I learned early on the importance of loving people, accepting those who were different from ourselves, and lending a helping […]

I Am Grumpy!

01/18/2021

Today I am grumpy.  Really grumpy . . . because my list of “I can’ts” seems impossibly long: I can’t walk because my hip hurts, the COVID pandemic has grounded me, I can’t worship with my church family and I can’t lose weight, just to name of few. So today I am grumpy.  I was […]

Ask Youth to Take a Hike

01/17/2021

As I write this, we are nearing the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all had to be creative and look for ways to create connection while maintaining physical distance. Although youngsters have been able to withstand the effects of the virus better than their elders, many still suffer. How can you create joyful […]

MOMS: PLEASE IMAGINE

01/08/2021

Shortly after George Floyd was killed, I read an essay by Amy, who is the white mom of two young Ethiopian American children. Amy writes of the anxiety she feels because of the ways our society treats black males, and the conversations she must have with her 10-year-old son to help him learn to stay […]

We Have to Do Better

By guest contributor Amy Post Editor’s note: this essay originally appeared on the corporate blog of Amy’s employer in June, 2020. It is reprinted here with permission. My name is Amy.  I work on [our company’s] marketing team and I am the white mother of two really amazing Ethiopian American kids. Which means, yep, they’re […]