The Good Samaritan

A friend of mine and I were heading back from Union Station last night and we stopped into 7-11 for a Slurpee.  A man came in and said “a bum got beat up and is bleeding, I think someone should call the police?”  My friend and I hurried out of the store and the man… Read more »

Circumstance-Based Identity

I wrote this almost 3 years ago EXACTLY!  It is amazing to see the very FIRST steps of the journey that has brought us here.  This story reminds me of God’s wisdom and deep compassion for us.   ************************************************************************************** David, Susan, Miquel, Shawn, Micheal, Larry, Jaque, Al, Aaron, Correll, Big Al, Mike, Von…. and a… Read more »

Immanuel: God is With Us

This morning, after reading aloud with Emma from Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life, by Nouwen, McNeill and Morrison, I was brought to a place of deep gratitude for the suffering specifically from my childhood. Throughout my life I have received the same response when people find out I lost my 12-year old sister to… Read more »