Her grandmother used to make maps for a living, and Imani lives to navigate them all... all because she is unafraid to ask why.
...I can fight you and I might win, but if I get you to fight each other, I am sure to win. In the foxhole, we may look different, talk different, even like different football teams, but in that time we are, and have to be, one.
How he handles this issue tells me how he would handle my issues, and the issues of the rest of America.
being willing to get in the dirt with them, to listen, to understand and to find that common ground, makes each person better, stronger and more healthy.
Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to accompany one of my best friends to Beijing, China for 2 weeks of... well, a lot of hanging out and doing nothing 😉 . We had certain expectations going in that he would be busy for a good part of the day, but we would have …
Today I sat in service, listening to another Easter message. I say "another", like it's just the same old thing year after year, but thankfully, it wasn't like that. There were a few things that struck me this year that just had me thinking more holistically about the whole event, and opened up the conversation …
This past week there was yet another reason for me to stay away from social media: another mass shooting at a school. This makes 18 so far, and we haven't even gotten to the third month of the year. While I have no answers to any of the issues, I do have some strong opinions …
it's hard when this day forces an attitude of thankfulness, when all you want to do is clean your nets and do a reboot. I think though that Jesus likes using situations like this to give the gift of full nets... to bring me, and us, back to Thankfulness.
I can see God sitting on the edge of his seat, watching with the intensity of a game changing play in the Superbowl... "Did you see that! Did you see that! I'm wearing my David jersey! He just killed that play!"
They were not only content to do what they had always done, their life depended upon it. So, they would rather die doing what they knew what was right for them, than live with something that would not give them life and meaning.