Community Gardening

Community Gardening

The Work Continues One of the most challenging ideas to wrap our mind around is that ends aren’t. Ends aren’t ends. What we perceive as an end is a transition to a next. They are the open doors to next chapters, next days, next relationships, next adventure, etc. The...
The Fences We Build

The Fences We Build

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors I totally get the sentiment of this statement, but I’m not sure I totally buy it. Setting boundaries that help define a relationship are always important. These boundaries are healthy, and they provide for accountability when the...
Lifting Up Another

Lifting Up Another

How Do We See Difference On the way to the church today, I happened by a middle school student on their way to school. The person was walking alone in the opposite I was driving. The student had magenta hair, and I confess that it made me smile. As I get older, I find...
The Power to Do the Unexpected

The Power to Do the Unexpected

How Did We Get Here As my time with you is winding down, I find myself spending time in reflection. I have so much for which I am grateful in the 10 years that we’ve shared ministry. Together we have faced a number of challenges, and persevered. I would call these...
Who Is the Reign of God For?

Who Is the Reign of God For?

First Steps With any transition we might experience, the first steps on the new path are supremely important. These first steps signal an intended direction. Furthermore, it reveals insight into the “why?” questions. The first steps that come on a new path are also,...