Sermon

  SERMON (Disclaimer:  After battling back from my climbing accident, all the surgeries, and feeling the need to prove how resilient and strong I was, I felt a strong desire to return deeper into the tender experience of suffering, this time, alongside others....

Island of Love

Island of Love Ten years ago, almost to the day, I returned from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia having just been there for a two week-alternative winter break trip with the amazing non-profit, The Good News Project. I had been on countless mission trips before, but...

The gift of tolerance this Christmas

Give the gift of tolerance this Christmas Tolerance… Merriam Webster’s definition is: “Sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own; the act of allowing something.” I have been thinking a lot about tolerance lately. Our...

Cut the cuffs

Cut the cuffs part 1   I don’t know how it happened, but it seemed that God was speaking to me. There, in the same block that I was in, was a man with a head full of gray hair who spoke and behaved like me. I was only 19 years old. God told me, “this is you, if...

From misery to mission

From Misery to Mission From misery to misson “Tell me three positive things about yourself,” I said to my client in our therapy session one day.  We had been working for months on her self-esteem.  Not only had she been bullied in school, but she also grew up with a...