In the Uncomfortable Stillness

Hello dear friends! It has been a while. I took the summer off to be with family, reflect, and get some things done. I tried to stay off social media, which included my blog, and to rest. It was a long spring. I was in dire need of down time and rejuvenation. So often this... Continue Reading →

An Alternate Response towards Matt Patricia

Earlier this month, news outlets in Detroit uncovered that newly hired Lion's head coach Matt Patricia was arrested for sexual assault back in 1996. Patricia never stood trail as the charges were dropped. But there was enough evidence for a grand jury to indict Patricia and a friend for the assault. A USAToday commentary ripped Patricia apart,... Continue Reading →

Breathe and Begin Again

These days are hard ones. I feel like I am barely holding it together or, more accurately, that God is holding my close, keeping me from breaking into a thousand pieces. I don’t know why I feel this way. Which might be okay cause then I’m not trying to “fix” it but just trusting God... Continue Reading →

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 →

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