Why rest?

Why rest?

We’re coming up on Labor Day next Monday. The 19th-century labor movement came up with the concept, and it became a U.S. federal holiday in 1894. Most workers have the day off. There’s a similar concept in the Bible: the Sabbath. In fact, it’s one of the...
Stripes and Scars

Stripes and Scars

“he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 It’s Good Friday and I’m thinking about Christ’s horrific death on the cross. Jesus,...
Take a Walk With Ben and Benjamin

Take a Walk With Ben and Benjamin

This coming year, we’re going to dig a little deeper and share several perspectives on the meaning of our tagline … Desire Street Ministries: the intersection of lives, leaders and neighborhoods. If you follow along, it may feel like you’re going on...
What am I thankful for?

What am I thankful for?

It’s Thanksgiving, and I have much to be thankful for. If we think about it, we all do. For one thing, we’re blessed to have a national day of Thanksgiving. There are only a handful of countries in the world that do. In the U.S., many things have taken over the...
Love, Listen, Lament, Life

Love, Listen, Lament, Life

Today I’m delighted to introduce you to a new member of our staff, Ben Sciacca. Ben is our Director of Leadership Development and joins our coaching team in helping leaders survive and thrive. He comes with a wealth of experience, wisdom, and skills–one...
Upside down and backwards

Upside down and backwards

As we were preparing for Communion last Sunday at church, I was overcome with a strong sense of both sorrow and joy reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of Christ—in particular, the upside down, backwards way that Christ “wins” through losing. He exerts his...
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