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 …

Smelling Like Smoke

My feet dangled, my legs not yet long enough to graze the floor of my sixth-grade health classroom. On my desk sat what would be our text for the school year. We were instructed to turn to a chapter to begin that day’s teaching. While flipping through the pages, one page in particular caught my …

Honest Moments

Coffee is roasting. Theological thoughts are whispering around. The owner shouts loudly above the steamer, “ this isn’t no Starbucks!” No it is not, sir. There have been sweet and tender moments in my life where I have felt the hand of the Father come down and present me with a bouquet. Sweet moments where …