oh hey, summer! well hello, stranger!

The last day of teaching was well over a week ago and since then I have been on the move.  My itinerant summer has begun. Many people have asked me what I am up to this summer.  The truth is that my life is just as packed and full as it normally is.  I loveContinue reading “oh hey, summer! well hello, stranger!”

An act of strange love: How I learned to stop worrying and defy the bomb (part 2)

Guest Blogger, Amy Nee (part 2 of 2 ) (Read part 1) Monday morning I moved from contemplation to action.  As I stood among those trespassing on the construction site, an officer approached, barely in my periphery. “You’re under arrest,” he said, sliding two thin, interlocked, plastic strips over my wrists.  One slipped loose and heContinue reading “An act of strange love: How I learned to stop worrying and defy the bomb (part 2)”

instruments of peace

At the high school where I work we begin we begin every day with prayer. On Fridays the entire school says the Peace Prayer of St. Francis. The words weren’t written by St. Francis. The Peace Prayer of St. Francis was written in the 1900s and became popular during World War II. The words remainContinue reading “instruments of peace”

stories that shoot the truth

Last week there was a shooting at the Walgreen’s near the school where I work.  I couldn’t find stories about it online and it didn’t make the evening news. It probably will never make the news at all because the victim, a teenage boy, survived. I found out about the shooting because it happened after schoolContinue reading “stories that shoot the truth”

loving over the divide

Sorry, friends, Stephen Colbert’s video’s can’t be embedded in the same way as YouTube videos, but I really hope you’ll watch this video and share your thoughts. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Glenn Beck Attacks Social Justice – James Martin http://www.colbertnation.com http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:267673 Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a>Continue reading “loving over the divide”

A New Year Revolution

Guest blogger: Joshua VanCleef If we really desire change, then what we need is something far greater than a New Year resolution, we need a New Year Revolution.  We need to turn things back to the starting point and evaluate the very principles, ideals and promises on which we have built our lives. It isContinue reading “A New Year Revolution”

Thanks be to God for Reverend King!

On January 15, 1929, a child of God was born.  On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated. Forty three years later this holy man, Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., still speaks to the issues that concern us. Here you can meet him and his gentle, yet radical approach to loving: As I rest and dreamContinue reading “Thanks be to God for Reverend King!”

hearing and seeing, then proclaiming the goodness

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain theirContinue reading “hearing and seeing, then proclaiming the goodness”