Coronavirus as Dress Rehearsal

Coronavirus as Dress Rehearsal

“I’m confident America will figure this out and fix it.” So said my mother’s yoga partner two months ago when COVID-19 was beginning to take over all our lives. Now I wonder if this woman has changed her tune. A lot has happened since she uttered those confident...
Control

Control

Control. We want it, and we love it when we have it. COVID-19 has taken it from us. Those who have retirement funds have discovered that this virus has impacted the entire economy and hence their future. Routine things that we once controlled like going to church, the...
COVID-19: Leaning Into the Resurrection of Christ

COVID-19: Leaning Into the Resurrection of Christ

From dust you came and to dust you shall return. Whether the world wanted it or not, the powerful and pervasive COVID-19 virus has imposed a Lenten reality on all of us. Not everyone celebrates Lent and there are many who don’t even know what it is. The 40-day season...
Five Years

Five Years

Five years. That’s the maximum amount of time that most leaders last when serving in under-resourced communities. That’s not very long. Living in poverty is hard enough, but trying to reverse poverty and all of the other challenges that come with it can feel literally...
Out of the Pit

Out of the Pit

“I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and...
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