What Can I do to Impact My Community?

“what seems unreasonable, unrealistic and impossible today can turn out to be inevitable tomorrow. It’s time for a new realism. It’s time for a new view of humankind.” Rutger Bregman, Humankind: A Hopeful History   I believe in love I believe in loving our neighbor I believe love begins by supporting those closest to us InContinue reading “What Can I do to Impact My Community?”

Legacy

Legacy
The story we write upon our hearts
and theirs
is the life we live
It’s our soul song
Our dance
Our smile
It’s our legacy
What will our legacy be?

Power of Story

Ubuntu. I am because we are.
No matter the story,
It’s important that we listen.

Easter Sunday: Church is Closed, Hearts are Open

Easter Sunday: My letter to churches everywhere.

Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness

I recently began working at a local homeless shelter and addiction treatment facility. I interview prospective students who want to join our year long program. When asked to share a bit about themselves and why they want to be part of the program, most often I hear haunting words that echo through my soul: IContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness”

Anger: Let’s Process

“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.” ― Bonnie Myotai Treace Oh hey, Anger! Let’s process. Let’s let go of the words and whispers we’ve heardContinue reading “Anger: Let’s Process”

Portland Tragedy Reminds Us: Who is Our Neighbor?

Over the weekend, 3 men were stabbed in Portland while stepping in to protect two teenage girls. Sadly, two of the men died and one is in critical condition but expected to recover. One of the girls was wearing a hijab. This all happened during a commute on a Portland light rail train.  The storyContinue reading “Portland Tragedy Reminds Us: Who is Our Neighbor?”

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