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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...

A few weeks ago, Lora in HR where I work, shared an upcoming 21-day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge with YWCA and encouraged all our staff to participate. The program started March 1st and is aimed to create awareness and habits around race, power, privilege and leadership.

The topic of the first week is ‘Reparations.’ Since that is our Lenten topic, I decided to notify Mark and Joel, who suggested the link be shared here. Each day, there are a variety of videos and articles to delve into. Day one focused on the history of...

Last month I wrote about not beating ourselves up for Lent this year.  Now that we’re two weeks into the Lenten season, I hope that has held true for you.  One of the ways we can end up beating ourselves up is by thinking that if we don’t do something perfectly from the beginning we have missed our chance and might as well not even try.  This is something I am often guilty of, always waiting for the perfect time to begin and not realizing the time is always right to move toward greater love, joy, peace, patience, etc...

It’s a good thing God’s grace is new every morning and every...

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