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Lenten Love

This week the 2018 calendar alerts us to two significant cultural occurrences, the first being the secular celebration of Valentine’s Day and the second being the religious observance of Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, the Christian season of penitential preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Coincidentally, both observances fall on February 14th. If…

Mondays are my favorite days

Monday’s are my favorite days. You might be saying why on earth would Monday be your favorite? Well, Monday’s are reserved for Theology on Tap, a time of fellowship and deep study. This Monday was no exception. We’re studying through Esther and something really struck me this week. Here is what stuck out to me:…

Walking in someone else’s skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”  These words of Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird are often quoted but this morning, 50 or so leaders from various churches and nonprofits gathered…

The Need for Winter

I recently saw a quote from the artist Andrew Wyeth, the acclaimed mid-20th century American realist painter. Wyeth wrote, “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn’t show.”  So true. Like a preface of what is to come in a greater…

The Little Things

A few weeks ago, I went to back out of the driveway on my way to lunch with a friend and realized that my car wasn’t in reverse, right at the edge of the driveway. I went to put it in gear right as a car flew by really fast. If I was in gear…

It takes more than a dog costume…

My dog doesn’t like my son. Zoey’s not outright mean to her little “brother” or anything, she just doesn’t want to be around him and she’s pretty clear about it. When he walks into a room, she leaves. When he calls for her to come, she heads in the opposite direction. When he tries to…

Peace About Road Building

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be…

With Us From the Beginning

Director of Community Care, Angie Nitz recently wrote this guest post about the power of school partnerships for our mission network partners at T2C2. You can find the original post here. When I stopped by our partner school Marsh Prep Academy recently, Principal Martha Bujanda suggested that we take a quick tour of the school….