I’m walking through downtown Atlanta, a city of concrete and glass. I’m wet; I knew the second I walked outside that I needed to go put on my rain boots, but if I went back for them, I’d miss the 2:33 bus. So I made it to the bus on time but now my feet … Continue reading January
I love the new year. I love beginnings, real or imaginary (thank you, Gregorian calendar!) and I love resolutions. Friends and family will know that I am goal oriented to a fault and January 1st is a fantastic excuse to make new goals and plans. Of course I have plans, goals, and dreams for what … Continue reading Resolutions for a New Year
I’ve been pretty quiet for the last almost-month since the United States presidential election. But good news, y’all! I’m not going to stop talking about politics. Like many people, I was caught off guard by the results of the election on November 9th. I think I might be processing this for a while and I … Continue reading I Am Not Going to Stop Talking About Politics
Today's scriptures: Psalm 124; Genesis 9:1-17; Hebrews 11:32-40. Praise God! we escaped like a bird from a trap. But what of the one still captive? What promise is given To one who does not fear a flood But looks skyward, longing for rain? A friend of ours from Kenya days is hosting an Advent reflection entitled Advent Lines … Continue reading Promises
Several weekends ago, the Dwellers (YAVs) in Atlanta went on retreat! Sarah’s grandfather kindly allowed us to come and stay in the Morrell family cabin, which just so happened to be in Bristol, Virginia, mere miles from Johnson City, where I attended seminary. It was a good retreat, a quiet one. Site Director Chad told … Continue reading ReTREAT!
“Let’s build a fire tonight,” she says. We are fighting the urge to go our separate ways and crawl into bed, and seek the mind-numbing solace of Netflix. It is cold outside and dark. It has been a long week and we are exhausted and empty. But, knowing it is better to be together than … Continue reading Let’s Build a Fire
Ya'll, I live so close to my work site. According to Google Maps, I am 4.4 miles from Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, the place I work five days a week. It takes me a full hour to get there. On a good morning. And I've never made it home in less than an hour and 15 minutes. Why … Continue reading This Commute, Ya’ll