Category Letter to Lilka

Dear Lilka, (June 6, 2017)

“’Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until in our own despair against our will comes wisdom from the awful grace of God.’  What we need in the United States is not division, what we need in the United States is not hatred, what we need in […]

Bridges – Stepping Forward with Lilka and Andy

How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race? What pre-conceived notions do I need to leave behind in order to bridge the gap? How far across the bridge do I need to walk? What conversations are pertinent and necessary right now to bring unity to a hurting […]

The State of Our Union… (Dear Susan 11-18-2016)

Originally posted on B is for Blessed!:
Like most people in our nation, I awoke last week to learn Donald Trump was our new president-elect. I’d like to say that I was surprised. But, I wasn’t. Donald Trump is a very strategic business man and quantifiable “deal maker.” He knew exactly what to say and…

Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge

Dear Lilka, In your letter to me last week you asked four questions, the first of which was, “How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race?” While I don’t have THE answers, I will attempt to respond to this question and the remaining three in a way […]

Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…

Dear Susan, How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race? How can I make my white brothers understand what a black mother fears these days? I fully agree “All Lives Matter,” yet it is the blood of black people staining the streets. I know you may be […]

Dear Lilka, (10/21/2016)

Dear Lilka, Last week, someone commented on the introduction that preceded our letters, “I can’t understand where these turmoils (sic) come from.” How can I explain to my white brothers and sisters the importance educating ourselves about history, because remaining uneducated about it devalues the experience of those who went through it? How can I […]