Denver

I am not a risk taker. By nature, I am calculated and intentional, traits that short-circuit the spontaneity often necessary to make “big moves.” While I think these valuable parts of my personality have likely saved my life on a number of occasions, I’ve recently begun to wonder if they’ve perhaps stunted it, too. If, … Continue reading

Truth or Dare

  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to join just over 30 youth from our community for a weekend retreat at the shore. The time spent walking alongside them as they learn to live out their faith was so blessed, and the conversations so rich – I’m truly excited to see what God does with the … Continue reading

Advent Reflections: Waiting Well

Advent Reflections: Waiting Well

I’ll be honest – I didn’t want Christmas to come this year. The things that make the Christmas season so wonderful – anticipation, excitement, joy – don’t jive with a year that’s been characterized by struggle and loss and I’ve been looking for any possible opportunity to “opt out” of Christmas. If I don’t play Christmas … Continue reading

Perspective. (Part 2)

To read Part 1, follow this link: https://smallthingsgreatloveblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/perspective-part-1/ A second bias that can hinder our pursuit of justice is the reality that we want to help people who deserve it.  Within each of us, there lies a certain value system, shaped by our background and experience that determines who is deserving of our mercy.  Though these … Continue reading