It’s that time of year. The time that you pack away all the clothes your child has outgrown, lug down a box from the attic, and refill drawers with old hand me downs. I dread this time. Getting organized is just not my thing. My mom passed those genes on to my sister, leaving no … Continue reading Real “Childlike” Faith
This so-called gift of prosperity Shuts our eyes, blinding us to see How our idols of excess Make us deaf to the distressed Because we’re just so “blessed” We can’t deal with the mess Striving for the “American dream” We’re worshipping gods of greed They keep us numb to the nightmare Feeding selfishness, preventing care … Continue reading Prosperity
Yesterday, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. Once again, Haiti is faced with devastation and an infrastructure inadequate to deal with it. After the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, Haiti was the beneficiary of billions of dollars in relief funds. Yet somehow, it is still among the most impoverished places of the world. The money so generously given was … Continue reading When Disaster Strikes: Responding to Hurricane Matthew
If we are to serve the Lord faithfully, we need to be comfortable living in the “unfinished.” Continue reading The Unfinished Race
Generosity is not just a luxury of the rich, but a privilege of the poor. It doesn’t stem from leftover, but often paradoxically flows from lack. Continue reading Living Generously in Financial Adversity
He was 27, single, Iraqi, and most likely Muslim. By all accounts, he was the quintessential description of the type of refugee many Americans argue should be denied access to our country. Continue reading He Is Not Welcome
Countless circumstances can teach joy amidst trials and trust amidst heartache. But there are unique lessons that can only be found in waiting. Continue reading The Pain and Purpose of Waiting
A little less than 3 years ago, I started a blog. 12 months and only 14 posts later, I quit. I wasn’t in a habit of regular writing, and couldn’t stay motivated. Plus, I don’t think I’m an exceptionally good writer…so why bother? The funny thing is, I’ve loved writing for as long as I … Continue reading Take two.