A New Bottom Line

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace Book

Prayers for Peace by Robyn Short, Available on Amazon Peace is possible. In fact, if we are to survive as a human species on this planet, peace is inevitable. A friend once said, “It always gets complicated before it gets simple.” The state of our human existence confirms this truth. We have complicated this humanREAD MORE

We Are the Possible

When we release our fingers From fists of hostility And allow the pure air to cool our palms … When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate … When battlefields and coliseum No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters Up with the bruised and bloody grass To lie in identicalREAD MORE

Building a More Perfect Union

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” —Abraham Lincoln Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the 2016 presidential primaries last week. Rather than feeling energized and excited about the promise of a woman candidate, and quite possibly even the first womanREAD MORE

Refuse to Be Silent

Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Missouri chapter said in a statement of condolence to Michael Brown’s family, “Unarmed African-American men are shot and killed by police at an alarming rate. This pattern must stop.” Yes. It must stop, and yet the pattern of police officers shooting unarmed African-American men isREAD MORE

The True Meaning of Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 6:9 I recently commented to a friend that I have become immune to Christmas. ItREAD MORE

An Open Letter to Police Officers

You are in your position to protect and to serve, and yet many people in the public feel as though you are at war with us. Many of us feel you are protecting and serving your fellow brothers within the police department and not your fellow brothers in the street. That statement is not aREAD MORE