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, Family Life, Spiritual Life

Emotions

Some thoughts inspired by this fantastic episode from the Journeywomen Podcast. This Episode is so so good. I had no clue how positive and important emotions are until I was 18, severely depressed, and suicidal because I felt guilty for every emotion I felt. I felt like my “neediness” was a terrible thing and no… Continue reading Emotions

Contemplation, Family Life

Repetition

This is such a good quote from the book “Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination” by Vigan Guroian. It inspires me to remember when my daughter is banging on that pot for the 30th time or wants to read that same story for the 12th, to put my… Continue reading Repetition