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Be the Helpers

  "If you look for the helpers, then you'll know that there's hope." Fred Rogers It's overwhelming, really, where we have found ourselves. True, we do see the great needs in the world a little bit: the hurricanes and other natural disasters are often in the headlines, but let's be honest: scandal sells and attention is often drawn away from the great needs of the world (which can actually broaden our worldview), and are often given to the most negatively sensationalistic stories that the headlines can muster. Some studies [...]

By | 2018-01-16T05:50:49+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Jesus Shaped Community, Kingdom of God|0 Comments

Minimalization for Maximum Mission

  “The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” Elise Boulding Even from an early age, the words of Jesus found in the Gospels have resonated so deeply in my mind and heart. I've always seen Jesus, not as a blue-eyed, pale-skinned, white and tidy figure, but an olive-skinned, dusty-footed rabbi: joyful, passionate, and driven, as He took the Kingdom of God wherever He went. So close to my heart are some [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:14:25+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Minimalism, Simplicity|0 Comments

For Tomorrow: a reminder to keep on

  I love music and spoken word that challenges and teaches. Here's one of my favorite poets, Joel Mckerrow, and his poem, "For Tomorrow."  When we were watching this as a family, toward the end, my daughter turned to me and said, "That's Heaven!" and I smiled and said, "Yes it is, honey." The Kingdom of Heaven, a reality that is both now and not-yet, is something that I believe we hunger for. When we long for justice, for hope, and for wrong things made right, the compass [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:17:51+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Create, Jesus Shaped Community, Kingdom of God|Comments Off on For Tomorrow: a reminder to keep on