Tagged with social justice

Where Do I Start?  {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Where Do I Start? {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

The conversation from yesterday’s post continued today.  A friend and I talked about the injustice we see in our country …the oppression of the poor …the political climate …the documentary, 13th…strong opinions…bitter ranting…lack of diversity in many churches. The issues  are  so widespread and  so overwhelming that inevitably the question has to surface — “Where do … Continue reading

Freedom of Speech {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Tonight my thoughts of life are around  freedom …freedom of speech …freedom to be a voice for things that really matter.  I’m grateful for this privilege but I’m also accountable to use it well. In choosing to follow Jesus, I know that means following what He loves …choosing life.  On the other hand, choosing Jesus … Continue reading

Racism and a Season of Repentance

Racism and a Season of Repentance

  We’ve reached half-time in the Lenten season and it’s time to go into the locker room and get the pep talk to finish well, right!  What were the words again? …Repent …Refresh … and in the words of the Anglican Rector, Rev. Geoffrey Hatley at the Ash Wednesday service —“re-orient our life to Jesus Christ” …to focus … Continue reading

The Calling to the Back of the Bus {Revisited}

The Calling to the Back of the Bus {Revisited}

We’ve been celebrating Black History Month now for –well …almost a whole month!  I’m late to the party and sadly, I’ve been late both in “real-time” and in  too much of my “life-time”.  God is changing that.  He is changing me!  I’m still learning but I believe there has been movement in the right direction — the … Continue reading

Help is on the Way !!

I need help !  I’m getting a clearer sense that the word for this season is “listen” and when you really need help, you really need to listen. Listening to Jesus …  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and … Continue reading

Sometimes You Just Have to Cry It All Out

There are days and there are weeks — and there are days that seem like weeks.  Stories told one by one that fill the tank of one’s soul.  I love the stories — I live in the stories.  My heart stretches with the story and grows with  new understanding … new compassion . Some stories … Continue reading