What I’d like to do is to shine the spotlight on us as men. It’s not nearly enough for us to simply read about all these women who have been harassed and molested, and nod our silent support. Nowhere near enough. What’s needed is a grassroots movement of strong men demonstrating – unequivocally – that any harassment (innuendo, creepiness, objectification, suggestive comments, disrespect, explicit language) is unacceptable. This behavior is unacceptable for ourselves, and it’s unacceptable anywhere we have the awareness and the guts to say so. Continue reading A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)
So enjoy these last photos from my weekend adventure, and think about what it means to be “witnesses to light and love” in your home, church, neighborhood, workplace, and community. Continue reading “let your light so shine…”
People who demonstrate an unwillingness to pay attention (to anything other than the sound of their own voices) typically present an impoverished point of view. Continue reading instead of “drop the mic” – try passing it to someone else.
God’s arms open wide; the Creator’s generous heart receptive to everyone who walks through the doors; the faith community speaking God’s “Yes” with a distinct clarity into a world where affirmation is sometimes scarce; the invitation of Jesus in all its simplicity and power: come, everyone who is carrying any kind of a burden.
It’s like God has taken Beks and David, kissed them with joy, and poured liquid light into them. The light emanates from every pour as they run and play with such natural ebullience. Continue reading run, play, laugh, love, engage
Every part of who I am is influenced by others: their work, their creativity, their journey; I could write a fairly lengthy book just peeling back the layers. Continue reading my utmost for his highest – who influences who you are becoming?
in the name of all that is positive and worth sharing, here are a few words – and pictures – about Scout Labradoodle. You’re welcome. Continue reading I’m just trying to balance the Internet here… you’re welcome
We can’t just point our fingers at the television, or the news article, or the Internet, or even the president, and cry foul! We must model, and teach, and train, and make a difference where we can. This is what the Lord All-Powerful said: “You must do what is right and fair. You must be kind and show mercy to each other.” Continue reading civility must be our calling!
Rebekah is a walking taking fun-factory and the grandkids can’t get enough. Continue reading water-fights, stories, and eclipse-viewing
As a living testimony, we are certainly more grace than works. But that’s okay, because we want our lives to tell the good news story honestly. Continue reading “More Max than Michelangelo” – immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine