What is wrong is wrong regardless of who does it. We need to stop looking at WHO does things and instead look at WHAT was done. We cannot hold one set of standards for ourselves and our friends and then have a second standard for everyone else. Or, if we choose to do so, we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard.
Happy Post-Inauguration Day friends! I hope you are doing well. I found yesterday to be a breath of fresh air, a much-needed reset button. For the first time in five years, I felt like I could breathe. I felt hope, which has been desperately lacking from our landscape. I loved the colors of the dresses... Continue Reading →
To bully, hurt, oppress, disregard, overstep, seek to erase other people and then turn around and tell those same people that to hold you accountable is divisive is laughable and wrong. It is a tone-deaf plea from a group that has spent its entire history being abusive towards people who do not think, act, worship, or look like them. It is an entitled demand from people used to getting their way.
I have been considering this for a few weeks now as the posts have become more sporadic and sitting down to write is now a "have to." With the state of things as they are, things going on at home, and just needing to take a screen break in general, I have decided that the... Continue Reading →
There are only 19 days until the election. The reality is, regardless of who wins, there is going to be a group of people who are jubilant and a group of people who are terrified. The question is, will we reach out or will we hunker down?
We are 40 days from the election. At this point, I assume you know who you are going to vote for. Instead of focusing on what is largely decided individually - I am going to focus on what we do come November 4th - regardless of who wins.
Most veterans serve out of senses of loyalty, altruism, to protect others, because they are brave. After this week, how can veterans (or their families) continue to support a man who despises all of those things and looks down on them because they don’t?
Somehow, we have allowed basic human respect, the assurance of life, and that “all men are created equal” to be sliced along political lines. This is not a political issue. This is a human being issue. If you are a person of faith, this a God created all humankind issue.
When we get out from behind our fear, which is craftily veiled in paper-thin tribes and sound bites, we realize that even our own opinions have nuance to them. It’s time to stop seeing any view contrary to ours as “wrong” and be willing to acknowledge the shades of gray we hold. If we cannot, our society, relationships, and humanity will continue to decline.
In the coming days and weeks as we move closer and closer to Election Day there will become a palpable tension over what it means to be a Christian in this country. Even now, as pastors dare to speak on the simple reality that God cares about all people equally, some are facing backlash and... Continue Reading →