Love Waits One More Year

I ran across a quotation this week that is worth sharing. I found this in a book by Brene Brown, but the quotation comes from Lynn Twist, who is a fundraiser for global non-profit organizations, and in this paragraph she is describing a mindset of scarcity, which she calls “the great lie.” “For me, and…

Repent and Be Purified

Texts: Luke 3:3-14 and Malachi 3:1-4 One of Barrett’s and my favorite movies is called “Little Miss Sunshine.” It’s an odd movie, and it is not one for the kids—it is rated R for language, and some substance abuse–but it is a movie that offers some wonderful images of grace. It’s the story of a…

Tuesday, Second Week of Advent

“Parker Palmer once observed that community is the ‘place where the person you least want to live with always lives.’…In the eyes of others, we might be that person…”   After a busy weekend, I am back. And what a devotion to come back to! It is difficult to think of community–real, authentic community–as a…

Formative Music Moment

I heard this rare gem on the radio today and remembered what an impact it had on my understanding of human dignity in my early teens. Enjoy!

Who tells your story?

When I was in college I volunteered with our campus alternative gifts fair. If you’ve never been to one of these before, the idea is that instead of giving another tie, or pair of holiday socks to a family member who doesn’t really need it, you can make a donation in their name to an…