From the self-giving love of Christ

From the self-giving love of Christ

From the self-giving love of Christ Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash. I’m a bit of a Supreme Court fan. Not a geek-expert, mind you. But ever since a college course titled Psychology and the Law introduced me to SCOTUS rulings, I’ve found a bit of a thrill in...
Peace be with You – And with Me!

Peace be with You – And with Me!

Peace be with You – And with Me! Photo by Brett Davis on Flickr. My brain is on overload. Or is it my heart? The images from our nation’s capitol these past two weeks have been shocking, tragic, and dispiriting. As painful as they have been, they are no surprise. They...
Endurance and Hope

Endurance and Hope

Endurance and Hope Photo by Andrea Gray on Illustrated Faith, Why Me? A lesson in Perseverance   In the last months I have heard much of hope. Most of what I’ve read tells me we cling to hope for the sake of endurance. Hope keeps us going when we want to give up. I’ve...
Hopping and Hoping through Advent

Hopping and Hoping through Advent

Hopping and Hoping through Advent I don’t know how it happened. I went to bed on Saturday night with a stiff knee and woke up on Sunday morning unable to walk. It looked like someone turned my knee into a volleyball! It didn’t help that I was all alone either,...
Floating in Faithfulness

Floating in Faithfulness

Floating in Faithfulness One of my favorite memories of being a young child was swimming in the ocean with my father. I remember how my siblings and I would wait impatiently for him to arrive home from work. When we heard his car parking, we’d run out to the front...
Social Justice and a Stiff Old Rulebook

Social Justice and a Stiff Old Rulebook

Social Justice and a Stiff Old Rulebook You might think that a suitable coming-of-age gift for an Alaska Native would be a rifle or a fishing rod. Not so. Teenagers already have hunting equipment. When indigenous students turn eighteen, parents who want them to get...