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Refuge

Sometimes we need the refuge of a strong fortress. But sometimes we need a refuge of a place to rest and refuel, a safe place to nest and bring forth new life.


What Revelation Reveals

Revelation does not reveal the future. Revelation reveals us—exposes our privilege and proximity to power and, by God, offers a way out.


On Distance

Everybody knows how holy touch can be. But coming up and touching me, or my kid, or anybody, without their permission? According to God, that’s a vaporizable offense.


The Truths in Triggers

Restorative relationships can heal trauma. As we find clarity through restoration, it is easier to distinguish sources of present danger from the residue of past pains.


Right Directions

When we allow our religious practices or political affiliations or ideological connections to give us absolute certainty, there is no room for correction when necessary.


Be A Burden

If you always insist on relieving others of the burden of you, how will they fulfill the law of Christ? If you never let anyone bear you, how will they bear witness to Love?


Ask and Receive

Go find a window. Open it. Give it a little shoulder. Get up tomorrow morning and give yourself help to get over old injuries. Those who ask and search, receive and find.


Toss Off Those Blankets!

Troubles both public and private are enough to send a person diving back under their blankets. But this very morning, the Day of the Lord is one day closer than ever before.


Why Love is the Greatest

Why does Paul say the greatest is love? Love is pretty cool, of course, but greater than faith and hope? It’s rather like ranking air, food, and water.


Like Parent, Like Child

Jesus mimicked all that he saw the Parent doing. How potent it can be for us to do the same as Children of our Divine Parent.