Posts filed under: Discipleship

Turn and See – the Isolated, the Marginalized, the Outcast, and the Broken-hearted

I had always interpreted his comment as reflecting impatience. Perhaps even being infused with a measure of displeasure and annoyance. Reaching the conclusion that he was irritated because someone had...

Small, but Mighty Acts of Resistance

Corruption and immorality had woven itself into the culture. Tensions were high as people were becoming increasingly polarized. They held fast to one side or the other. And peaceful resolutions...

We are to be the Light in This World

“You are burning lamps who the Lord has established on his sacred mountain to illuminate the darkness of the world by your word and example.” Elisabeth of Schonau, wrote this...

The Importance of Listening to One Another’s Stories

Our stories matter. Stories are an entry point for us to become known. Where the fertile space is cleared for greater understanding, compassion and appreciation. Where others can be inspired...

The Two Sides of Routines

Driving the exact same route to work every day. Using a preferred coffee mug. Going year after year to the same place for summer holidays. Putting on our shoes or...

A Transformative Dinner Discussion

I am delighted to have one of my articles “A Transformative Dinner Discussion” published on “Around the Table” today! “It started just before dinner. As our three teenaged sons began...

A Grand Inheritance

My two grandsons, both around a year and half old, are in the developmental stage where they are astutely watching everything around them. They seem especially interested in observing people....

We are called to be different. So we can make a difference.

This year has been unsettling. So many dark threads, events, circumstances have become woven into its fabric. It has been a season where trouble and tricksters have been afoot. Where...

With Love, Ruth and Naomi

The three widows were travelling down the dusty, dirt road. And suddenly, they stopped, and began to talk. And as they talked they began to weep, clinging to each other....

Recognizing the Divine in Our Midst

When I was an educator in the public school system there was an assumption that an educational expert was anyone who lived at least 50 miles away. This meant that...