Just days before our daughter was born, our son woke up coughing and laboring to breathe. We tried to put him in a steamy shower, but it wasn’t helping, so we brought him to the hospital. On the way to the hospital he started to calm down, but it was still heart breaking to listenContinue reading “How My Son’s Illness Revealed Our Sickness”
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Join the Movement of Christ
Dear Family, You don’t need me to tell you that our world is becoming increasingly divisive. It can be hard to imagine what is going on in the minds of the people around us on every side of every issue. I know I have been questioning the sanity of our society for quite some time.Continue reading “Join the Movement of Christ”
Why are We So Focused on The National Anthem?
Everything we do is an attempt to live with more freedom. Every thought we have, every impulse, is based on an idea that through this thought or deed we may experience more freedoms in our daily life; more opportunities to choose what we want to do with our time and money. Whether it’s through cultural,Continue reading “Why are We So Focused on The National Anthem?”
Redeeming Our Time
I use to teach leadership to students in urban schools through an organization called GR Initiative for Leaders. At the start of the academic year we would spend a couple weeks introduce the concept of leadership to the students we worked with. We spent the first few weeks convincing our students that while some peopleContinue reading “Redeeming Our Time”
Your First Step to Connecting with New People
Personally it’s been very hard for me to connect well with people over the years. There always seemed to be an incredible awkwardness that accompanied talking to someone new. The only people that I could really have conversations with were people who were good at connecting with me. Many of us know those types ofContinue reading “Your First Step to Connecting with New People”
When we think about where we are as individuals today, we can often trace our location (geographical, spiritual or emotional location) back to a relationship that we had in the past. As humans we place our value in the types of relationships we have, as well as the perceived value that someone places in havingContinue reading “Relational Investments”
Who Really Cares About What You’re Going Through?
While working with students, I have heard kids say I don’t think anyone would care if I were dead. Others thought ‘if people knew what I have done they wouldn’t love me or care for me anymore’. With adults, the conversation changes to earning love and care by what we do. One of the fundamentalContinue reading “Who Really Cares About What You’re Going Through?”
Jesus: The Original Avenger
One of my favorite movies is the first Avengers. The courage and bravery of the heroes, especially Captain America, is something that I admire. Near the end of the film there is a world news scene (after the heroes save the city) about the public opinion of the various superheroes. There are two types ofContinue reading “Jesus: The Original Avenger”
Is Free Will a Myth?
One of my first college classes was a philosophy class at a community college. My professor didn’t believe in the Judeo-Christian God and wanted to make sure we all saw her philosophy behind her conclusion. She used various examples in her explanation including the famous question, ‘Could God create a rock so heavy that heContinue reading “Is Free Will a Myth?”
The Jesus Basket
I like watching movies. Though I prefer movies that are action packed, I firmly believe that everyone enjoys a good love story. For example, the first time I watched the Notebook I was in a dorm full of male athletes; by the end of the film, there was not one dry eye. There is somethingContinue reading “The Jesus Basket”