Christmas Every Day Conclusion Letter

Merry Christmas Everyone!! Hey! Don’t roll your eyes, I am not late. The Christmas season actually lasts through this coming Sunday, the feast of the Epiphany. Now I have a question for you. This morning I wrote a Christmas letter for 2013 and I’ll mail it out to some family and friends in the coming days.Continue reading “Christmas Every Day Conclusion Letter”

a life to the fullest type of December

“I came so that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.”  – John 10:10b Merry Christmas! God is with us!  And, this God who is with us- Baby Jesus- has given us the greatest gift of all: life! I believe that life abundant means that life is packed full with all bliss andContinue reading “a life to the fullest type of December”

encouragement

  it’s morning, I wake in dreams and prayers, I roll around overwhelmed, I wonder gazing out the window, I sigh “encouragement- thanks God,” I acknowledge bowing to the beauty and mystery, I move into the day. Tell us:  How has God encouraged you lately?

you are the light of the world

with innocence spark leaps fearlessly from the fire deep inside where bread breaks and desire is hot. spark, simple and pure, whispers her destiny “I’m going to Love!” parent flames are reminded of their source and purpose and so beam out peace. spark returns as quickly as she left, greatly changed. Now she’s a gustContinue reading “you are the light of the world”

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”

“in your own soul”

Guest blogger: Elizabeth Diedrich I work at a homeless outreach center that serves about 400 people each day. Every day I have the opportunity to hear the stories of the people we serve. These people are my friends: Dan, Hector, Allen … I enjoy seeing them every day (checking in on each other and supporting eachContinue reading ““in your own soul””

when Jesus calls…

This post is dedicated to my friends who are female pastors in protestant faith communities. More broadly, it is dedicated to all disciples who feel misunderstood. A lot of us have heard Jesus call out, “Hey! Leave those fishy nets behind and come and follow me! It’s gonna be good!” We awkwardly jump up andContinue reading “when Jesus calls…”

hallow hope

Bored with the rosary beads and anxiety of agendas I gaze up from the corner chapel in my 9th floor imaginary tree house home. My blurred vision moves from the cross to the obnoxious glow of the golden arches and hallows the hope that once was fire warming my heart over the violent city. Yet,Continue reading “hallow hope”

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!”