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Making Real Peace

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:9)   We cannot fear conflict more than we desire peace.   Peace has to be made. The making process sometimes creates friction, resistance, disagreement, debate. This is the only way some peace can… Read More

Tyler’s Choice

She pulled up a chair and the stories and laughter began. She’s beautiful and bubbly, a good mom and wife and friend with a gift for spinning a tale. She had a “hilarious” one to share, she said. A couple of men with dark skin were touring the home for… Read More

Heroic Love

The penalty for escaping from Auschwitz was steep and cruel. For every man who escaped, ten would be executed in his place. And so it happened that one morning the count came up one man short. The prisoners were called to the yard, standing in rows – bags of bones… Read More

Yet, God Sees Me

We stomp our feet against the red Kenyan clay, dancing arm-in-arm from the van to the church. The women, with babies tied to their backs, sing in Swahili about how good the day is simply because God gave it and gave them visitors. We bend low and the women sing… Read More