Summer traditions: Teaching our children to pray for the world

I would love to travel the world with my kids.  I imagine we’d get lost down colorful alleys, pop into restaurants beckoning us with the smell of…


Why Black History Month is important every month of the year

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum has written several powerful books on race and ethnicity. Her national bestseller, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting…


All my stories are white

Occasionally, I have the privilege of speaking for the National Center for Youth Issues, an organization providing in-service training on values…


How do we teach our children to value and respect race?

I am white.  Somehow it feels wrong to label myself with the word that defines my skin color. The term white feels entitled and off-putting,…


How to Talk to Your Kids about the Border Wall (Or Any Social Issue)

Let’s start this discussion with a Texas-sized caveat: I do not intend to take a political stance on this issue or ignite a partisan discussion. As…