a Monday kind of honest

a Monday kind of honest

So, if you want to find me on Monday, I'm in the corner with Thomas and the crying child with the empty Easter basket.

the west gate

the west gate

These past months of working with people who we call refugees has taught me so much about culture, about faith, and about the fear that has long controlled my life.

die here or go on … the cry of Afghanistan

die here or go on … the cry of Afghanistan

Because that war over there is changing my life here.

I am THE refugee: Courage for the Journey

What happens when we meet a woman wrapped in a hijab and her name means Peace?

I am THE refugee: ragtag stories

Peel back our ribs again and stand inside of our chest.                                                                               Skeleton bones stand at the [...]

Three Great Reasons To Reject Refugees (and Starbucks)

Three Great Reasons To Reject Refugees (and Starbucks)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121448272@N02/shares/9CFR5N Just as the  Starbucks fiasco about those blasted red mugs began to cool, Paris exploded. The Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis came barreling back. This post began as a satirical piece about the red mugs and the refugee crisis and radical Jesus, but with the division in our world right now, I did some editing.  The last thing [...]

Border stories … thoughts on refugees

Maybe God is penning a comedy up there?

girl problems

When you are a missionary at Kidz Camp on the Southwest Ohio District, you hear a lot of funny stuff. My favorite quote this week came from a little dude who was probably 8.  We found him sitting, slouched over with a grumpy face by a light pole. I thought his world had come to [...]

women who go and tell

And so the story goes. It was a cold and weepy dawn when Mary came. The ancient word does not tell us if the sun rose in golden splendor during that hour, but the tears that Mary wept were enough to shadow the sun. And, I imagine her with that jar of spices that weighed more [...]

the church must dance

  Lazarus danced a jig. Well, he did. Sometimes our scripture imagination becomes a myopia of what we see on the written page and we can begin to think that the entirety of Jesus' life were the bullet points we find in the Gospels. Now, they are the authoritative version, verified by ancient counsels of Godly [...]