STEDFAST

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a stedfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Stedfast – fixed in direction; firm in purpose, resolution, faith; firmly established; unwavering. Having lost my husband four and a half years ago, I would say that grief over his passing held me …

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Slave Collar

Johnny Cash once sent me an old slave collar from Jamaica.  It hangs over my desk. It hangs there like an evil thing, this curve of iron that round some slave’s neck curled and snapped . . . the slave long past, his collar worn rib-thin, rigid in rust as …

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