Connections 07.03.2016: Beneath the Surface

“A World Gone Wrong.” What a timely unit for these difficult days in our world. If you’re like me, you check the daily news with a guarded heart. In the past several weeks, I’ve read about a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, politicians smearing each other’s campaigns, and social media users cursing each other out for personal stances.

Crossroads: Doing What’s Right

In November 2014, a 90-year old pastor was arrested in Florida for feeding the homeless. You read that correctly: he was arrested for trying to help the homeless. The city of Fort Lauderdale passed a law saying that it was illegal to share food in public.

Grateful for Mistakes

“Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.” (author unknown)

Formations 11.15.2015: Make Mistakes!

“Girls can’t be doctors. Girls are nurses, and boys are doctors.” I was used to my students saying weird and silly things, but this one made me spin around fast. My student, E, was confidently explaining to K why she couldn’t be a doctor when she grew up.

Formations 05.31.2015: Flip-Flop or Change of Heart?

The few times I’ve been invited to take part in a council of ordination, I have always asked the candidate to talk about a time when he or she changed their mind.