• 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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  • What was lost

    I spent some time naming all the things that were lost this year as the world was jarred to stillness with Covid-19. It was painful. Some of the things lost have been public—we lost a lot of income and one of the properties we run our ministry out of. We lost students, momentum, opportunity. Some […]

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  • June Deep Dive grief group with Adriel Booker

    Deep Dive: Grief support groups after pregnancy loss

    Are you looking for additional grief support after miscarriage, stillbirth, or other types of pregnancy loss?   Maybe your grief is fresh and raw and you’re still reeling from the suffocating blow of a recent miscarriage. Or maybe you’ve long ago buried a secret grief, but something within is probing you to lean in closer […]

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  • I See You, Mother

    I See You, Mother

    I see you—the one flattened by the words “I can’t find a heartbeat.” I see you—the one trying and waiting and wondering how much longer you can hold on to hope. I see you—the one wondering if you have the right to grieve. I see you—the one carrying a long ago grief that still sneaks […]

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