The Pursuit of Peace

Chase after peace when your world is in chaos! Dodge rubber bullets and sharp cutting words, and raise your arms to the Prince of Peace, begging him for the sweet release of all who are captive to arrogant whims and violent solutions that are just pollution of all of our hopes! Be one of thoseContinue reading “The Pursuit of Peace”

Let’s Join the Dance!

Check out this celebration dance video, the “poyoyo”: Neighbors, how can we leap across this sad divide? Too many barriers have been meticulously constructed to keep us separate – if not by us in every instance, at least by history: the cutting words that sliced our pride the thrust of our rejoinders that wentContinue reading “Let’s Join the Dance!”

Sowing Seeds of Love

Hosea 10:11-12 11 Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her fair neck. I will drive Ephraim, Judah must plow, and Jacob must break up the ground. 12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for itContinue reading “Sowing Seeds of Love”

The Best Love Ever

hesed: goodness, kindness, lovingkindness, loyal love, unending love . . . Your hesed is so deep and wide our words cannot contain it! We cast about for a way to expound love that never runs out, love that overflows with kindness, love that is deeply attached to its own, loyal but active, constantly reproving andContinue reading “The Best Love Ever”

What He’s Weaving

Some winds are long-awaited refreshment from heavy heat. I love fresh breezes that make the grass shiver in delight. But when the winds ramp up to high speed, they become terrifying, destructive. Trees that are aged or wedged into shallow soil topple over, even homes are not safe. One year in Ferkessedougou, a tropical cycloneContinue reading “What He’s Weaving”