Day 19: How {brave} are you, dear sojourner, seeking a better life in a foreign land.

As I interact with precious sojourners learning their way in southern America, I am reminded of my childhood in South Miami.  My friends, from 2nd grade on, were most often 2nd generation Cuban.  Their parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles fled from Cuba to find freedom in America.  I enjoy rich childhood memories of visiting in their homes, listening to their fluid Spanish with dramatic tones and gestures and I delighted in their delicious native foods. … More Day 19: How {brave} are you, dear sojourner, seeking a better life in a foreign land.

Saturday Share: Daily Bread with Jordan Headlee

So why does daily bread hit home you might think?  It wasn’t because the grocery shelves were empty.  It wasn’t because of price gouging what was left.  Driving US 41 most of the way – back country roads, singing with the radio, windows down, with my 4 favorite people in our tiny Ford Escape; it was stress-free and kind of fun.  Realizing if I had to start again with just my children and my wife we’d be ok.  They are my daily bread.  A house, stuff, toys, everything left behind could be done without or replaced. … More Saturday Share: Daily Bread with Jordan Headlee

FMF: {support}

With his degree, he became a construction manager with Habitat for Humanity for a number of years before he retired.  He certainly helped to support families with affordable housing, but through Habitat, there was more support offered than just providing a roof over people’s heads. … More FMF: {support}

Saturday Share: Nancy Parker – Encourager of the ‘Friday Dance’

Perhaps it’s because on the first day of school I’m equipped with a freshly-sharpened pencil ready to record my new plans, and hopes, and dreams. Or maybe it’s because my soft pink eraser stands ready to rub out all my past regrets and give me a new start. … More Saturday Share: Nancy Parker – Encourager of the ‘Friday Dance’

…What I have I give you

Because we belong to Jesus (we are His and He is ours) we are able to meet overwhelming circumstances face to face with confidence and bold JOY.  Jesus is our example.  He encountered crowds of physically, emotionally and mentally broken and hurting people who pressed in on Him everywhere He traveled.  We carry God’s compassion, just as Jesus did; so we don’t have to duck from any person in distress. … More …What I have I give you

Saturday Share: Find Your Food with Jess Dudley

In this week’s Saturday Share I want to introduce my good friend and favorite doula (a person who assists in birthing), Jess Dudley.  You will find her at findyourfood.org where Jess transparently shares her journey out of obesity and now willingly and graciously extends her hand of assistance to all who are ready to say YES to life, … More Saturday Share: Find Your Food with Jess Dudley