Building Community #Write28Days

Building Community can be hard when you are in the broken space, but community is another piece needed for healing.  Many things that break us, tend to isolate us.  Secrets we are told to keep from abuse.  Separation from others in domestic violence.  Relationships torn from addiction.  Shame, blame, guilt are things that keep us... Continue Reading →

Alone in the wild (i.e., things you are not)

POD #11: Alone in the wild (i.e., things you are not) All creation is co-creation. We exist in relationship to each other, and we grow in relationship to each other, too. Who or what are you co-evolving with? A friend, a teacher, a community, an institution? God? Your mate? Your family? Your world? How is... Continue Reading →

Another Lie I believed

As a child and young teen, I thought the world revolved around me.  The adults and my friends did little to convince me otherwise at the time.  When reality set in as a teen mother, that the world didn't revolve around me, I realized very little was about me.  Most of my family still expect... Continue Reading →

But God

I have very few memories from childhood. What few I have that are my own (Not stories told to me or remembered through pictures), are negative memories, But God. I am the youngest of five siblings, my oldest brother is ten years older and the closest in age sibling died at birth two years before I... Continue Reading →

Lasting Memories

Over thirty years ago I lost a childhood friend. I still remember standing in the hallway, my mom on the phone that hung in hall of our home.  It was a little over a week until my birthday.  My friend had been in the hospital.  As a child I thought that she had childhood diabetes. ... Continue Reading →

High Walls

Growing up I was always fascinated by the houses with the big brick walls surrounding them.  The idea of who might live in them, what kind of life they might live, and the mystery of what was really behind that tall wall that driving by or walking by I could not see over. Listening to... Continue Reading →

The Lie I Believed…Don’t Ask

Lately I have read several book that asked the question "What lie have you believed?"  Most of the lies I have seen or thought have long been dispelled in my life.  But reading Captivating by John and Stasi Eldridge, the answer was there in black in white.  Starring up at me was the reality of... Continue Reading →

Journey

Over the past twelve months I have been on what I thought was a focused journey.  This week I was listening to a sermon and the preacher asked his congregation how many  had parts of their testimony they don't share.  It immediately resonated, because although I have shared a lot of my testimony, there are... Continue Reading →

The Miracle of Friends

Mark 2:1-12 And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried... Continue Reading →

A True Measure of Friendship

This week in Life Kid's I was preparing to teach the kids about the friendship of Jonathan and David.  I know the story.  It is about their deep friendship, how Jonathan was Saul's son and they became best friends.  How Jonathan helped David escape from death. And how when Jonathan died David mourned.   David... Continue Reading →

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