Category Archives: My Stories

Who’s Knocking?

  UPDATE: 2 pm I just received a call from Covenant Capital Group management and was told that, after Monday,  all tenants were given the chance to extend their leases through May 31st. I’m thankful for this compassionate response, and … Continue reading

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The Cross

The Cross a symbol of betrayal and pain anguish and death. a self offering for atonement and reconciliation. the tomb awaits.   a mother weeps. old friends flee a criminal believes. Christ’s saving power even on the cross leads a … Continue reading

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The Crumbs We Leave Behind

Years ago, I visited an art museum in Memphis, Tennessee – meandering about until I found an exhibit on the civil rights movement. I still remember how I felt reading about Dr. Martin Luther King’s “kitchen table” experience and how … Continue reading

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Women of the Congo Arise

United Methodist Women in the East Congo Episcopal Area are helping rape survivors emerge from misplaced blame and isolation. In this place often called the “rape capital of the world,” brutal sexual assaults are not crimes against one person – … Continue reading

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Hearing the Cry of Tamar

I really can’t remember who first told me that the Democratic Republic of the Congo is called the “Rape Capital of the World.” It stuck with me though… Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Innovation and connection is at the heart of who I am, and how I am called to serve the world. So…what’s next? Continue reading

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Passages

She’s the one I tried to return or exchange. Twinkie was just about the prettiest blond Cocker Spaniel you’ve ever seen, but from the start, she was cantankerous, feisty, independent, and one could say, an introvert. Humans were around to feed her, with only a few deemed worthy to touch her, and even then, when she’d had enough, she let you know it. I’ve been bitten quite a bit over the 15 1/2 years of her life. Recently I noticed that it didn’t hurt so bad now that she’d lost some teeth. Continue reading

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“The Lost Generation”

Written by a young man at my church, this response to recent events calls adults to embrace and guide the youth of our day Continue reading

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The Toll of Ebola upon Communities

Ebola is hurting more than the body. It strikes at the chord of humanity that seeks to live as one usually does – touching those we care about. The role of the church is to continue to speak with an active voice…to amplify the voices of those who are least heard among the often shallow, meaningless voices of the day. Can we overcome? Continue reading

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an angel on my shoulder

The adventure began when Kathleen from the GETHealth Summit told me we could take a bus to Ballygawley. She said it was near the small village of Glencull – the place my ancestors once lived. That Saturday, Robby and I … Continue reading

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