I genuinely believe that every person, deep down, has a desire for justice. We all want to be treated fairly and justly. We want the things that are wrong in this world to be made right. Our hearts break for how people of color have been treated unjustly in our society for over 400 years. … Continue reading Half-Truths And Lies We Need To Stop Believing To Defeat Racism.
In my years as a distance runner, I have logged thousands of miles. Never once did I go for a run thinking that my skin color was a threat to anyone. Never. I ran without a care in the world, believing I would come home after my run. So today, I ran 2.23 miles in … Continue reading We posted, we ran 2.23 miles…now what?
Do you remember the last semester of your senior year? Do you remember your senior pictures, senior prom, last dances, final performances, last games, senior skip day, finals, the last day of school, graduation, and graduation parties? We probably have some great memories of these final days of high school, the final days of our … Continue reading What Covid has stolen from our students and how to fight for it and reclaim it.
Like many people, we are looking forward to the day when we can get our lives back to normal. The day when we don't have to be stuck in our houses all day, behind a computer, zoom calls, and having to do other things that were not part of our normal, everyday life. But during … Continue reading Should We Rush Back to “Normal”?
We are losing those special spring moments in our lives. Family Easter gatherings, Spring Break Vacations, proms, Spring sports, plays, dramas, and spring recitals. Graduations are in peril as we move closer to the end of school. We have lost time with friends, relatives, and co-workers on a daily basis (well most co-workers right?). We … Continue reading It’s Ok to grieve what we are losing
There is no doubt we are in the middle of a huge health crisis like anything any of us have ever seen or experienced. Every day there are more confirmed cases of the Coronavirus as well as deaths caused by the coronavirus. Life has changed dramatically from events being canceled, students going to school online, … Continue reading Does God Even Care?
We live in a world where we are closely connected to each other, maybe more so than we realize. Our collective failure or flourishing is dependent on each other doing the right thing. The current Coronavirus brings to light something that has always been true, we constantly live in a web of relationships that each … Continue reading More Connected than We Realize
The last few weeks have been some of the craziest times I have witnessed in my short lifetime. Y2K was crazy when the fear of crashed computers and the possible fall out when we turned our clocks to 2000. 9/11 was another crazy time as we watched what happened after the horrible events in New … Continue reading What Pandemics Reveal About Us
Every day when we wake up, check our news feeds on our phones, or our favorite national news there seems to be new cases of the Coronavirus. The news stokes fear because fear is what keeps people coming back to their channel. The fear of the coronavirus has caused stores to run out of their … Continue reading Coronavirus And Canceling Your Short-Term Missions Trip?
Living in Mexico has provided a different perspective on the rhetoric we often hear in the United States in regards to its neighboring country to the south. My family crosses the San Diego/Tijuana border regularly and we also do some work in Tijuana with immigrants, refugees, and deportees at a local church. Many times, what … Continue reading “Don’t Go to Mexico!” – Why Context Matters