With conspiracy theories figuratively to the left of me… and the right of me… with apologies to Tennyson… this passage of Scripture reminds me of the focus:Continue reading “Soak yourself in the Kingdom of God”
I had the privilege of interviewing Marlena Graves along with Dennis Edwards on another subject a few weeks ago. Today Marlena is launching her latest book: The Way Up is Down. Get this book! She is a fresh, powerful voice needed in this generation.
I WILL BE GIVING AWAY ONE COPY OF HER BOOK. HERE ARE THE RULES:
- Share this post on your social media accounts.
- Leave a comment on this post (NOT my social media accounts… THIS POST!) Answer this question: What is the last book you read from a person of color and when?
- I will draw randomly from the posts if I get at least 5 people involved.
Almost every year I pull out Seven Storey Mountain (the autobiography of Thomas Merton) and read it. It’s one of the few books I have read multiple times. I have a fresh (used) copy so I can try to read with fresh eyes instead of floating to my markings and skimming too much.
This first paragraph is such a grasp of the human soul:Continue reading “The deep hunger in our souls”
Three articles and a podcast for your consideration.Continue reading “Challenging reading (and listening) for the week”
Gracious and holy Father, please give me intellect to understand you, reason to discern you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, a spirit to know you, a heart to meditate upon you, ears to hear you, eyes to see you, a tongue to proclaim you, a way of life pleasing to you, patience to wait for you, and perseverance to look for you. Grant me a perfect end, your holy presence, a blessed resurrection, and life everlasting Amen. (Benedict of Nursia, Book of Common Prayer 2019)
It was four years ago this week my world was finally shaken awake in a way I have truly treasured, even in the midst of tragedy. It was the murder of Philando Castille.Continue reading “4 years later”
Today I ponder deep hatred. Deep resentment.
It is Scripture that has placed me in this type of meditation today.Continue reading “Pondering deep hatred”
I was able to visit with local pastors I work with to discuss where we are as the Church in the U.S. and the opportunities we have to combat racism. It’s a longer conversation so visit it often if you like.
If you want the podcast, go HERE.