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 »

Radical Servanthood

“Radical servanthood is not an enterprise in which we try to surround ourselves with as much misery as possible, but a joyful way of life in which our eyes are opened to the vision of the true God who chose to be revealed in servanthood.” – “Compassion” by Nouwen, McNeil and Morrison When moving to… Read more »

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Now, I’m not a big Cheers fan. Well, actually, I don’t know if I’m a Cheers fan – I’ve watched all of about half of an episode. When I thought about my experiences at one of the meals we go to in the community on Tuesday nights, though, the Cheers theme song started playing in… 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 »