Category: Community

Just Another Post About Those Millennials

This morning I opened up Facebook to another one of those videos. You know the one where it’s a middle aged person complaining about/ telling everyone that they’ve figured out Millennials. We’re the generation that got participation trophies, spends too much time on our phones, and can’t commit. Maybe you’ve read one of the top 12 lists for why Millennials… Read more →

Advent: Hope on My Knees

Some days it is hard to hope. I say “Come Lord Jesus” in our Advent prayers as a desperate cry, not a uniform response. I need Advent right now, not the Christmas season. I am not ready. I am waiting. Some days I wait in anger. Anger at the way life is treated… when children are put in dangerous situations,… Read more →

Dear Church, Love Loudly

This last week has been a hard one in ministry. It’s hard because I know good people who have voted in very different ways. And I know good people who are frightened – frightened for their rights, for their home, for their safety, for their acceptance in the place they call home. Organizations that track hate crimes say that the… Read more →

If Life is Not Fragile

There have been numerous tragedies brought to our attention in recent days — alligators, in my neck of the woods a kayaking incident, and I was talking to my mom about the kayaking incident in particular and how only a few minutes after the park posted a response about praying for the family, people were already making the death those… Read more →

This is NOT a Race

The last few road races I ran I stood on the starting line talking to myself in my mind, preparing myself to run. “This is not a race. You are not racing. This is not a race.” It’s a good thing I wasn’t talking out loud so no one could hear my less than inspiring mantra. But here’s the thing.… Read more →

Rushed // Rooted

I don’t want to be a Bradford pear tree. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re beautiful. They grow quickly, they flower in the spring, they’re just lovely. They sound perfect, don’t they? But there are consequences to growing too quickly. The house I lived in the longest growing up had one right off the deck when we moved in.… Read more →