Photo by Tim Douglas on Pexels.com I listened to Ashley Hales podcast, Finding Holy, the other day. Tish Warren Harrison, the guest, shared her desire to help the Church find a way, "...between capitulation and combativeness," in relating to those who see the world differently than they do. I'm always drawn to discussions about how … Continue reading Lessons from my marriage: Three practices to build compassion when we disagree
Photo by Victoria Borodinova on Pexels.com Whether your church calls it family ministry, children's ministry, kids ministry... whatever it's called, here are three reasons people often give for why they shouldn't serve in a ministry that involves children. I propose these three reasons are exactly why you should sign up this Sunday to serve in … Continue reading Three reasons you think you shouldn’t serve in your church’s kids ministry
On May 27th, the New York Times published the 100,000 names of people who died from Coronavirus. If you scroll down the screen of the online piece, you'll see the images of humans scattered sparsley at first, then densly as time moves forward. Next to many of these human icons you'll read the name, age … Continue reading Christians- get close. Stop idolizing and breaking others. Start serving them.
Ghislaine Howard- The Washing of Feet (1953) I heard it recently on a podcast: We have set up church to be so convenient and easy for folks to get their dose of church on Sunday that we have robbed people of the life-changing joy that comes from taking up your cross and following Jesus as … Continue reading The church as a body, not a grocery store
The idea of serving others in Christianity is unique in that it's not the lowly who are called to serve because of their low position. The call to serve is for those who would be the greatest. When Jesus was describing the unique way his people would lead, he said: "You know that the rulers … Continue reading Nurses, you’re doing God’s work!
Friday the 13th I became a patient at the hospital where I work. I had a robotic total hysterectomy with salpingectomy and cystoscopy. After years of battling endometriosis, and recently bleeding, pain and fibroid issues I decided it was time for the worn out organ to go. Being on the other side of the patient/nurse … Continue reading Nurses, we are our patients