What’s the problem? Why are you mad? Why won’t you talk about it? What happened? Why aren’t you listening to me? Why can’t I hear you? What does God say? Why can you and I both be listening to God and come up with different answers? This life, it isn’t easy. There’s so much static … Continue reading What’s the Problem?
Last night, I had the privilege to be part of a large multi-generational and multi-racial discussion group at a church in Grand Rapids. The topic was, “Ferguson and Michael Brown – How do we respond?” Let’s say that the 2 hours went by extremely quickly and I was saddened, frightened, sobered, encouraged, engaged and felt … Continue reading Problems, Challenges and God
Living in two worlds is an interesting proposition…… On the one hand, I live in a suburb in Michigan – predominantly middle class, predominantly white, predominantly stable and “calm” world. On the other hand, many of my friends and some of my family (and some of my friends who I consider close enough to be … Continue reading How Should We Respond?
I’ve been thinking a lot about standing this week. No, not that kind of standing. The standing that takes a lot more energy. A lot more strength. A lot more emotional toll. As we all watch the events unfolding in New York and in Ferguson, it’s hard to stand by and watch. It’s also hard … Continue reading Standing
Psalm 130:5 “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.” Waiting – it’s a season. The season of Advent. We’re waiting for Christmas. We’re waiting for the experience of celebrating what God has done for us. Waiting – it’s a time. Waiting for the kids to … Continue reading Waiting–A Season, A Time, A State of Mind