Love When It is Hard

What do we do when those we love act in ways that shock us? How are we to respond when people in our lives repeatedly make decisions that bring pain and lead to negative consequences? What does it mean to love but not agree with? To say, ‘I’ll be here for you, but that does... Continue Reading →

Join the Fashion Revolution

One of the things to know about me is that I am fair trade warrior! What that means is I am passionate and relentless about helping people understand how their purchases affect our world. Someone once said that every time we shop, we cast a vote for the kind of world we want to live... Continue Reading →

Change Truly Starts Within

Last week I wrote about the fruit of our life. How do we evaluate - or how do others know - that our faith means something to us? What is the mark that faith goes beyond words to choices, attitudes, decisions, and how we treat others? How does following God go from being something we say to... Continue Reading →

What is the Fruit of Your Life

When we lived in Colorado we built two garden boxes for our backyard. D’s daughter came over and helped us put the boards together, tightening the screws and ensuring there were no gaps for dirt and water to escape. We filled the boxes with soil and then went to the nursery. As we wandered the... Continue Reading →

When you say “Never Again”

Twenty-four years ago the Rwandan genocide started. Friends turned on friends. Neighbors betrayed those closest to them. Even the church failed to protect and, at times, was complicit in committing murder or allowing them to happen. Over 800,000 people died in just over 100 days. 800,000 people! I have a hard time imagining that many... Continue Reading →

To the Journey

My pastor said something a weeks ago that caught my attention. He said we should empty our tank here on earth. We don’t want to meet God and realize there is more we could have done. We hold back in so many ways when it comes to loving others or pursuing what stirs us. It’s... Continue Reading →

Loving the Woman at the Well

“This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:35 (MSG) Recently a friend made a decision that changed everything. The ripples left behind have caused a lot of pain. Some people are building walls, hunkering down, letting anger be their shield and protection.... Continue Reading →

One Word For Your Year

I sat at the kitchen table reviewing my goal list for the previous month. A dozen or more boxes stared back at me like broken promises and unfulfilled expectations. Oh yeah, I was going to read at night. I did say I wanted to run more. Finishing that story – nope. Not spending so frivolously... Continue Reading →

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