Dear Lilka, In your letter to me last week you asked four questions, the first of which was, “How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race?” While I don’t have THE answers, I will attempt to respond to this question and the remaining three in a way I think may serve to bridge that gap, rather than divide. Sometimes the bridge you speak of may take us into unknown territory. Sometimes the crossing may feel precarious or fragile. Yet we both know the journey is imperative if we are to establish, heal … Continue reading Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge
“And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground,” Luke 22:44 NIV We each have our own “cross” to bear from time to time but nothing we face will … Continue reading Good Friday!
The faded hydrangea is no longer the dewy sweet pink of weeks ago. It is drier, faded and splotchy. When faded and speckled they have a different kind of beauty all their own. Our society would have us yearn for … Continue reading Imperfect!
“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification,” Romans 14:19 NIV. Paul was addressing Christians who were debating dietary restrictions. Paul saw their argument as insignificant, teaching them instead that God’s kingdom … Continue reading Peace Keepers!
“Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion…” Hebrews 3:8 NKJV Today my oldest son stated that I’m “less judgmental than I was five to seven years ago.” Surely, I hadn’t heard him … Continue reading HEAR! HEAR!!
As I read this morning the word hope jumped out at me. It has haunted me lately in the words I hear and things I read. I consider myself a rather positive person, trying to see the best in people and situations. I’ve … Continue reading Hopeful?
Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from … Continue reading He Lives!