• On my nightstand

    It’s been a while since I’ve shared what I’m reading so thought I’d share what’s been shaping me recently. (Do you think about what you consume and how it will shape your ideas? If not, I encourage you to.)   Currently reading: We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, […]

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  • Break Bread Together

    Break bread together

    In Luke 24 we’re transported to a dusty road headed to Emmaus where two of the disciples were in the middle of discussing the heartbreaking current events they were living through. I imagine them feeling any number of things—bewilderment, lament, fear, hopelessness, anger, confusion—when Jesus himself walked up among them and joined the conversation. Jesus […]

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  • Ruach - breath of God

    Ruach: Breath of God

    Ruach is the Hebrew word used in scripture for the breath of God. It is wind, Spirit, life. It’s not so much a physical force but an essence—God’s essence that sustains life. It’s sometimes also translated as Spirit of God, such as in Genesis chapter 1. As we continue to pray for the USA, for […]

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  • Suffering deserves the dignity of recognition

      Suffering is everywhere. As it gets louder it demands our attention. It shouldn’t have to demand, but we’re so practiced at looking away that sometimes suffering must get loud enough for us to actually notice its presence. Suffering cannot be alleviated unless we first acknowledge it exists. It has to be named. In Grace […]

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  • Sydney opera house

    Privilege and Power

      I can’t stop thinking about my privilege lately. It’s been a growing revelation for a good portion of my adult life, but everything was quickened this year at the onset of the global pandemic. As I watched Australia beautifully handle the unfolding of the Coronavirus and manage to keep our case load numbers extremely […]

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