13 Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13Common English Bible I chose to start Raising Good People with a chapter on compassion because compassion, love in action, is required for any of the other traits we see in Jesus. Without compassion, you can't truly live genuinely, make … Continue reading Compassion is the foundation of good character
When I was in seminary, I was inspired by liberative forms of Christian education found in activist and movement ministries. Paulo Freire's books Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Pedagogy of Hope renewed my passion in the power of the Holy Spirit's movement outside of hierarchy and institution. I wanted to make this spiritual formation easier … Continue reading Compassion: Ruby Bridges
For the next year, Cokesbury Kids will be releasing chapters of my book Raising Good People for free through the Cokesbury Kids Club. Each month, the members of the group will get access to a chapter a month. This month the introduction will release. Leading up to its release, I am going to post some “get to know me” posts … Continue reading A brief summary of my childhood.
2020 has been hard. (duh.) It's like layers of difficult things have piled on to each other creating a giant mound of terrible. There has been grief over lost expectations, lost dreams, lost loved ones, and lost personal safety. I have diagnosed generalized anxiety and depression. When my anxiety gets high and then stays that … Continue reading Doin’ a thing.
It's been a long time. The last time we talked, you confirmed to me that you never really were paying attention to me. You were broken. I was broken. It's been at least 6 years ago, but probably even longer than that. How are you? I hope better. I truly hope you are better. When … Continue reading A thank you letter to my ex-husband