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There’s quite a bit coming out now regarding the one year mark of the pandemic.  This week marks one year since we’ve worshiped together in person on a Sunday morning – or, as our daughter Lily is now calling face-face interactions – “non-virtual.”  Interesting how the reference point for normal can shift…

Going from non-virtual to virtual church has been one big experiment.  It’s been wonderful to see how worship and meaningful connections can take place from our homes, not to mention an added efficiency with no-commute meetings.  It’s been a time for tech savvy folks to shine and...

I am a watcher: a stand-at-the-side onlooker. Definitely NOT a do-er. All my life I have been more comfortable being a wallflower—someone who is out of the spotlight. Ever since our church started focusing on racial justice issues, I have felt more compelled to start doing SOMETHING. So besides being the Mission Coordinator at CMC, I am the chair of the Reparation Group. I am out of my comfort zone.

The need for white people to experience being uncomfortable, as it relates to issues of race, is one of the messages I’ve...

About a week ago an article from the National Association of REALTORS® hit my inbox and caught my attention. The title of the article was, “NAR Study Underscores Commitment to Racial Equality” and pulled heavily from a report that the National Association of REALTORS® published. The report, “Snapshot of Race & Home Buying in America,” underscores my assertion from my last Connector piece that my industry needs to be better. The 2020 numbers are not in yet. Statistics cited herein are for the year 2019.

The Basics – homeownership rates by...

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Our worship theme for Lent is “Repent. Repair.” The word REPENT, as defined by Merriam-Webster is “to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life.” Definition 2 (a) reads, “to feel regret or contrition.”

I am a REALTOR® and I am here for the repentance.

I “feel regret and contrition” for the role that my chosen industry has played (is playing) in systematically keeping our thumbs pressed firmly down on certain populations. Many REALTORS® would say that they just operate...

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