On the Mountain

It’s often just a small detail in the shiny storyabout Jesus and the mountain –getting to talk to folkswho have been gone a long time. I would like Harriet Tubman, please,that Mosesto walk and talk with me.I want Langston Hughes,dreams deferred in a still small voice. Heck, I want Mark Twain,Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson,Susan B. […]

How Evangelist J. Gordon McPherson, Often Called the ‘Black Billy Sunday,’ Drew Blacks and Whites Together in 1920s Gulfport

One Sunday morning in June 1924, thousands of Mississippians — Black and white — flocked to a bayou in Gulfport, along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. Together they watched dozens of new converts, dressed in spotless white, slip beneath the waters of Bayou Bernard and reemerge. As the congregation sang, the preacher shouted: “In obedience to the great […]

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As a cancer survivor, this past year has been difficult as I have continued to take care of myself against covid while maintaining my sanity.  This timeframe has been extremely tiring physically and mentally due to all the information available through the numerous social media outlets.  I have felt many of my triggers from when I was undergoing […]

humming bees

I am no where near dying but I can find no room here for breathing. When first I laid eyes on you I unfolded like papyrus layers wet from the Nile. This intricacy of doubts, all wounds and scars becoming something holy. I’ve captured your voice,  reassembled it in my throat to not forget the […]