Shalom

Shalom Nothing broken Nothing wrong Nothing missing Whole 2017 has been a whirlwind of broken dreams, hearts and promises. Governmental systems have failed. Blinders on the eyes of the privileged have come off revealing deep-seated racism, sexism and more. It is a strange time to be a Jesus follower in the United States. Too many …

Letting Go

Predictability. Human nature thrives on being able to know and understand what is happening. We watch cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies even though we know how they all end. We listen to music with a learned rhythm. We want resolution and finality. We want control. Or maybe it’s just me. There have been many times throughout …

Rebuilding Hope

     A home. Is that not what we all are searching for? We desire a place to feel safe, known and loved. A place to lay our head after a long day. A place for laughter, family and friends.      Unfortunately, many in the community of Benton Harbor are struggling to find adequate housing. Currently, our …

Pain and Joy

I sat at my friend’s dining room table looking out her giant windows into her yard. Outside my eyes met a large patch of untilled soil. Untouched by hands and rain —the dirt was fluffy and new. Later this week her children will plant corn seeds tinier than their pinky nails and watch them grow …