Resurrections

Resurrections

Resurrections UNDERGIRDING ALL THE PERSPECTIVES AND THEOLOGIES about the death and resurrection of Jesus rests an existential truth. The essence of Godness is Life. God creator, sustainer, healer, transformer, redeemer. Everything of God’s nature is working toward...
Ordinary Kindness

Ordinary Kindness

Ordinary Kindness My daughter, Belinda, and our Shih Tzu—a.k.a. Crouton—can be seen walking together in our neighborhood. Belinda is friendly and open hearted, so she knows the names of many of our two and four legged neighbors. Crouton has an adorable charm that...
Reforestation of the Heart

Reforestation of the Heart

Reforestation of the Heart By Jan Wood I AM WELL AWARE that we all stand in different spaces in the midst of this tumultuous month.  Some are shedding tears of relief; some are shedding tears of deep disappointment and fear. Some dreams are awaking; others are dying. ...
Carry Something Beautiful

Carry Something Beautiful

By Jan Wood SOMETIMES IMAGES SPEAK MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN WORDS. This image is the ministry of Melanie Weidner’s newest piece created for the troubled times we find ourselves in. It speaks into my heart as I hope it will into yours. Melanie was the very first Associate...