How to Cope with Father’s Day

In just a few hours Father’s Day will end and many women, men, boys, and girls will breathe a sigh of relief. Oh, I remember the days when I dreaded the approach of the third Sunday in June because I was always fatherless on Father’s Day. That was the one Sunday I avoided church and stayed… Continue reading How to Cope with Father’s Day

Honor Thy Father

How to Honor Your Dad When He Doesn't Honor You Many of us can recite the Ten Commandments with ease, recalling them from our Sunday School class, family Bible study time or vacation Bible school. Obeying them, however, may be unequally effortless. Well, at least the fifth commandment: “Honor thy father and thy mother: that… Continue reading Honor Thy Father

You Are Not the Problem

Stop Blaming Yourself When I decided on the subject for this post, I could hear Maury Povich saying, “You are not the father.” You probably remember the popular paternity test segments of Maury where mothers tried to prove whether or not men they were involved with were the father of their child. In many cases, Maury… Continue reading You Are Not the Problem

Secret Child

I, Too, Am An Essie Mae Washington-Williams When news broke in December 2003 that Essie Mae Washington-Williams finally revealed that she was the biracial daughter of the late Senator Strom Thurmond, I was inspired to share my story. I remember the wire-bound spiral steno pad I used to pen the first few hundred words for… Continue reading Secret Child