Contemplation, Culture, Spiritual Life

When Racial Violence Occurs…

My heart has been so heavy this week it’s been hard to think. I am so thankful for the comfort and teaching from the heart of God which we heard from the pulpit this morning, and this passage which was used as a benediction. It helped me to process part of why my heart is… Continue reading When Racial Violence Occurs…

Contemplation, Spiritual Life

Where Is Your Hope?

Where is your hope? In a political/social system which, on this side of eternity can NEVER be lacking in corruption and persecution? (Just take a look at world history.) Jesus’s earthly ministry was never focused on the political/social system, but on bringing hope, forgiveness, belonging, and redemption to individuals. His earthly ministry was focused on… Continue reading Where Is Your Hope?

Contemplation, Spiritual Life, Who Is Jesus?

Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Jesus sees the hurting and needy, gives them a platform to speak, a safe place to express their needs and desires, and heals them from the inside out. Jesus is the best listener, the best fellow sufferer, the best comforter, and the best healer. “And they came to Jericho. And as he… Continue reading Who Is Jesus?

Contemplation

Does Racial Justice Begin in the Home?

[Link to a video at the bottom of this post] Wow. Search YouTube for interviews with Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington on racism. Seriously. I haven’t watched all there is, but I’ve watched a few and really appreciated their points of view. Here’s a snippet of one interview with Denzel Washington:The interviewer asked in reference… Continue reading Does Racial Justice Begin in the Home?

Contemplation, Quotes, Spiritual Life

It’s Always Time for Chesterton

“I now realize that we are trying to fight the whole world, to turn the tide of the whole time we live in, to resist everything that seems irresistable. [And yet,] the one perfectly divine thing, the one glimpse of God's paradise on earth, is to fight a losing battle--and not lose it." -G.K. Chesterton… Continue reading It’s Always Time for Chesterton