Faith

God’s Persistent Love

God’s Persistent Love

When I was discerning what to do after seminary, the verse that recurred to me was “The steadfast love of the Lord endures forever.” I could not have received a more powerful word for what would come. As I interned and interviewed in different churches, sometimes I...

Church Planting with the Homeless

Church Planting with the Homeless

I started as a Community Liaison in Yonkers which opened many connections and showed the needs of our City. I saw how homelessness was rampant and as I met some of the population, I was moved to do more. It began with a closing of a shelter. From engaging in the...

FAITH, LOVE & HOPE

FAITH, LOVE & HOPE

We each experienced a refreshment in our reflections that offered an invitation to walk and move in faith, hope and love that is described, expressed and gifted below. May it offer you newness in your perspective and experience presently.

Believe Her

Believe Her

“I wasn’t taken seriously. ‘He wouldn’t do that!’ was the dismissive reply.”

These accounts have been rejected and dismissed for too long. The rise of Women’s Marches, the #MeToo Movement, and the #ChurchToo Movement are giving victims of sexual harassment and assault a platform to tell their stories, to be heard, and most importantly, to be believed.

Jesus & the Women Before the Cross

Jesus & the Women Before the Cross

This Lenten season, I am drawn to the witnesses: the grieving women looking on at Jesus’ crucifixion with their hearts breaking, mourning and wailing for him as recounted by Luke. The Gospels of Luke and Matthew also tell us that these many women

Re-engage. Really?

Re-engage. Really?

The day after the elections, I walked into my elevator, and a big, tall young man the age of my daughter said, “It’s gonna be tough.”  I looked at him and replied, “We’re gonna watch out for each other.”  He gave me a smile, a soft “Yeah,” and a friendly punch on the...

Breaking Free From Fear

Breaking Free From Fear

On my 16th birthday, I burst into tears crying alone in my room because I thought I was a failure and hadn’t accomplished anything in my life. Now looking back, it seems ridiculous that I would feel that way at 16. However, the fear of failure can be a paralyzing...

WOW! Teaching 1 Timothy 2

WOW! Teaching 1 Timothy 2

WOW! Teaching on I Timothy 2 Let a woman learn quietly and with full submission [to God’s word]. I do not permit a woman to teach that she is the author of man.* Initially, my reaction to an exegetical treatment of this particular Biblical text was mixed.  It...