Talk to Your Kids… [Active Shooter Alert: The Call No Parent Wants to Receive]
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Talk to Your Kids… [Active Shooter Alert: The Call No Parent Wants to Receive]

One fall morning in 2015, I received a call no parent wants to receive. An active shooter was reported on my daughter’s campus. And not only was the shooter in her immediate vicinity, but he was headed towards the College of Business. As she took cover in a professor’s office along with her classmates, we…

How to Be Kind To Others… [a back-to-school message]
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How to Be Kind To Others… [a back-to-school message]

As kids head back to school, it’s a great time to remind them to spread God’s love through loving words and kind deeds. Kindness is the “new cool.”* I love how an educator [and member of the #tlccommunity] expresses the reminder–so simply, yet so profoundly. “You don’t have to be fake, just [be] kind.” KINDNESS…

“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…”  [Really!?]
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“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…” [Really!?]

Love doesn’t cause us to do crazy things as suggested by Will Smith last night during his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Crazy good things, maybe!? But God is love and LOVE endures all things. Perhaps the wisest words of the night regarding the incident came from Denzel Washington. “In your highest moments, be…

Black History Month… [Celebrating People of Color]
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Black History Month… [Celebrating People of Color]

When celebrating Black History month, I couldn’t help but think “Some of history’s BEST examples of accepting the challenge to love a broken, unlovable world are People of Color.” Hands down, the life story [and mission] of John M. Perkins is the best, fully human, example of loving the unlovable I’ve ever encountered. Rather than…

When All You Can Do Is Pray… [#PrayforUkraine]
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When All You Can Do Is Pray… [#PrayforUkraine]

 Thursday of this past week just felt so heavy… and hard. I had been praying for the Ukraine for several weeks. Specifically, for the team of #StormyGirl’s favorite luxury pajama makers. In her former role, she worked closely with this team to develop an exclusive piece for her employer.  When I learned these ridiculously beautiful…