My son attends a multi cultural urban school in Grand Rapids (shameless plug - www.tphgr.org) and he sings in the Gospel Choir there. Recently, they were invited to sing at the Christmas dinner for one "section" of one of the largest retirement communities in West Michigan. Some of us parents came along as chauffeurs (sounds … Continue reading The Scene Beneath Rarely Gets Seen
Isaiah 25:1-5 (portions – highlighting is mine) God, you are my God.I celebrate you. I praise you. You’ve done your share of miracle-wonders, ……Superpowers will see it and honor you,brutal oppressors bow in worshipful reverence.They’ll see that you take care of the poor,that you take care of poor people in trouble,Provide a warm, dry place … Continue reading Really? Are you?
Met a long time friend for coffee this afternoon. Talked about kids, church, college, gap years, social media, health, her new job. We talked about her new job - "It's great! I get to do what I love 6 days a week!" (Did I mention she was my kids youth director prior to this?) "Hey … Continue reading Looking at Old and Seeing New
(This was originally written for the "Reaching Out" newsletter at my church, Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, MI.) It all started with a bulletin announcement….. Soul Food Sunday will be held on July 29…….. It sounded like a good thing - some good food, a chance to talk to friends, a little bit of … Continue reading It all started….