Love. Hard. Period.

A teacher of the law asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Rather than answer his question, Jesus countered and asked the teacher to define the law himself and the teacher replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all …

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Choosing Life, One Generation at a Time

Today, I sit before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, so that you may live, you and your descendants. - Deuteronomy 30.14 The task that is laid before the people of every generation is whether or not they will follow after God. Will they build upon the good works and …

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This Advent: Christ Is Here – May He Be Found In Us

As we finish off leftovers from Thanksgiving, we usher in another season of advent. And if you are like me, you too have also been wondering what this season means in light of the current political moment. Getting wrapped up in the typical holiday festivities and cheer is tempting - I want my children to …

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A Christian Response? Use Your Voice

What is the Christian, well human, response to the election? In this video for MennoNerds, I talk about just that. My hope and prayer is that as a community of believers we will become more prepared to do the work of shalom, justice, in the coming weeks, months and years ahead. Jesus, come quickly!

The Bad Engagement: Never Too Late to Say No

He walked into your life 18 months ago although you've known him much longer. He was always the charismatic guy able to woo a crowd, you were just the socially awkward one standing up against the wall across the room. You were delighted when he finally turned his attention toward you. You were instantly drawn to …

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What It Means to Be a Woman in a Male Dominated World

Shamed for being too vulnerable, chastised for being strong. No permission to be weak, balancing the world on your shoulders. If you refuse, it just may topple. Few take up the mantle, the burden, to care, raise, provide and protect, and still, 'May I,' litters your tongue lest your actions be mistaken for insolence, instead of …

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Is This Who We’ve Become?

Last week, I received a call that no parent ever wants to receive - that there was a potential threat at my child’s school. After the police received information that there was a suspicious person outside of the building, the school was put on code yellow to ensure the safety of the children and faculty …

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