Empty Lots

Yesterday, I went to the Chambers County Property Tax Auction in Alabama. During the auction we were bidding on properties that were described as "lots with improvements" (meaning it had a house or building on it), "lots" (meaning they were empty), or "acres" (meaning it was several acres of undeveloped land). When one particular empty [...]

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Love and War

I like to think that I'm a peaceful person. I try to keep anger, bitterness, and wrath under control. But sometimes the aggressive, male part of me slips out and hurts the people I love the most. "Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them." (Colossians 3:19 NKJV) God tells husbands to love [...]

My True Identity

I'm a black man raised in a black family, in a black neighborhood. Growing up I lived a normal black life. But I also had another life. You see, each weekday morning I left my black life and rode the school bus to the other side of the city to attend a predominately white school, with [...]