Saturday, July 11, 2020

Quarantine Summer Chillin'


Shenanigans at the swimming pool (reserved and socially distanced swimming)...


Chillin' poolside looking WAY too grown up!


And also... racism still sucks in the summertime!

Believe That!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Damn Right They Do!


We got a new sign in our front yard tonight!

Laura was driving through the 'hood and saw one - ended up having a great conversation with the lady who happened to be selling them and BOOM!

SIGN IN THE YARD!

Because... you're damn right black lives matter.


And lose me with the petty racist arguments about the organization itself... arguments designed to protect white supremacy at any cost.

Just go away with that.

These three lives - and millions of lives that look just like them are who we're advocating for...

So hop on board with us if you REALLY care...


Oh... and in case you forgot?

RACISM SUCKS... today and every day!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Zech Ness Monster


Guess who shut down the entire swimming pool last night?!?!


This guy right here!


Out here looking like a stateside, swimming pool version of the Loch Ness monster!

He may not have found any monsters out there - but ya know what he did find out?


This right here... all the time!

Never not true!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Off the Beaten Path


Another day... another hike to see the gorgeousness Colorado has to offer!


I love that these two love an adventure on the trails!


They even managed to find a little water hole out there!

Ya know what else they found out?


Kidding! They didn't find this out... THEY KNOW THIS!

You should know it too!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Preach That Real Truth...


Dear White Pastors of White Churches in White America ~

You've taught the truth of a Heavenly Savior born of a virgin who is murdered by the state and comes back to life 3 days later to erase all of our transgressions and build an eternal home for us with Him in heaven.

That had to be hard to prepare for and deliver.

You've stood on stage and boldly read truths from a book that shares stories of a whale swallowing a man, a global flood, water turning to wine, dead men rising from graves, single fish multiplying to feed thousands, blind men gaining sight, walking on water and many other hard to believe truths.

Those messages had to be super tough to get through.


So what is stopping you from teaching on the very real existence of white privilege, systemic and institutional inequity and a church that was built and exists to this day on the very foundation of racism in this country?

You've got the resume and experience... trust your skill set!

I know you're not Spiderman - but the Peter Parker Principle still applies... with great power comes great responsibility.

You guys have the power - I double dog dare ya to responsibly leverage it.


Oh yeah... here's your friendly daily reminder...

Racism DOES suck...

Monday, July 6, 2020

Forever and Ever a Goofy Kid...


She never ceases to put a HUGE smile on my face!


I mean - as much as she wants to be a full on grown up adult...


She embraces the kid in her fully!


And yeah - didn't think I forgot about this... did ya?

Stay goofy, Meron... and keep fighting!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

From the Pulpit...


White pastors in white churches with predominantly white congregations... the ball is in your court.

But a lot of y'all kinda look like my 12 year old daughter. She played basketball cuz her friends did - and then straight up panicked when the ball ended up in her hands.

Oh Crap... what do I do!?!

Now is the time to step up... because this battle for justice, equality and ending racism is NOT won from the sidelines...

It's won by bold leaders who are not afraid to stand in front of their all white body and say:

RACISM IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN THIS COUNTRY.

WHITE PRIVILEGE IS A REAL THING.

THE CHURCH HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN WROUGHT WITH RACISM.

WE MUST WORK TO DISMANTLE IT.



This isn't a "one Sunday" type of thing. It's not something we declare and then immediately soften the blow by saying how much we pray for police officers in the very next breath.

Stop it... we know you pray for them... so do we.

Stop coddling your sheep.
Stop trying to make your white tithers feel safe.
Stop pandering to the feelings of the white majority.

Or - to speak your language - let's Hebrew 6:1 this joint and:

"move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God..."

This is your show right now, white church. We're at a crossroads in history... let's pivot and do the right thing and not stay doing what the "church" has for 250 years in this country.

Who wants the ball?


Oh yeah... and also this right here.

Just in case ya forgot...