Gather everyone together!

Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson used to share the image of a tootsie roll pop as being like people. We are different colors on the outside, but as he said, when you get to the inside we are all just the same. While we make make divisions based on what country we live in, which sideContinue reading “Gather everyone together!”

SHINE THE LIGHT

I turn the overhead lights off before going live so that it isn’t glaring in anyone’s eyes. Maybe that is also a good metaphor for living our lives in faith that God is Love and Life-Giving Light, lived out fully in Christ. We don’t have to blaze it in the faces of others. We needContinue reading “SHINE THE LIGHT”

CHOOSE MY WAY!

I chose sleep over watching the debates last night. I figured that I will hear about them soon enough. I also didn’t want to hear one side or another yelling at us to “choose my way!” This morning I am praying that despite whatever our political affiliation may be, we will remember that we areContinue reading “CHOOSE MY WAY!”

FOR THE CHILDREN

Hearts rejoicing and hearts breaking: that is what I am experiencing today in my life. The excited fun of my grandson dressing up as a “90’s Dude” for school spirit week in contrast to the child abuse case this afternoon where the mother’s mother was found dead in the streets, her father in prison, theContinue reading “FOR THE CHILDREN”

COMMUNION EVEN NOW

Despite the grumbling, complaining, arguing, and raging, God did not quit loving the people we read about in the Bible. God did not give up on them! Even now, when we grumble and complain and argue and rage at people who don’t agree with us, God still welcomes us with loving arms. We are belovedContinue reading “COMMUNION EVEN NOW”