The Girl Who Was Thrown Away

Nobody is simply waiting for the scraps of attention that somebody might toss her way. Leftover pieces of affection that she can scrape from the dirt and call her own.

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.

when death blinked first – Thursday thoughts

Live this way and you die fighting. Doubt that truth? One word .. Judas.

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)

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 [...]

Dear Church

Dear Church, I'm not sure if you are listening. I'm not sure what you do behind your walls. I've never been there, you know? Never sure who was invited, or what to wear, or how to talk. And, I'm sure that I don't look like someone who would ever wander into your building. But I've [...]

Dear John – the caged bird sings

   Dear John, You never saw the chains. Maybe you just assumed that they never existed. Maybe you just didn't care. There were chains, John. There still are. You see, no little girl or boy grows up wanting to be someone else's merchandise. This isn't about a fantasy, an escape, relaxation, or good old manly [...]