Beloved: Reflection 5

Community Read Hebrews 10: 19-25 and Acts 2, especially verses 42-47 Pray that the Lord will open your mind and heart to hear His voice. How do we love Jesus through community? There's a Greek word, κοινωνία (koinōnia) that brings together multiple aspects of fellowship. While "fellowship" is a delightful word, American English cannot fully… Continue reading Beloved: Reflection 5

Beloved: Reflection 4

Loyalty Read  3 John and Deuteronomy 7:6-10  Pray that the Lord will open your mind and heart to hear His voice. How do we stand with and for our brothers and sisters in the Lord? We step up.  The concept of loyalty runs throughout the Bible, from the Hebrew אָמַן ( 'āman), meaning to be… Continue reading Beloved: Reflection 4

Beloved: Reflection 3

Care Read Luke 10:25-37 Pray that the Lord will open your mind and heart to hear His voice. What does it mean to care for one another as an act of love? It's important to consider what had just happened to visualize the setting of this parable fully. A crowd had gathered to hear about… Continue reading Beloved: Reflection 3

American politics, neighbors, and enemies

I've been thinking lately about the parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke's Gospel (10:25-37). At the same time, I've been reading the newspapers (usually the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times) and listening to podcasts like Honestly with Bari Weiss and Truth Over Tribe. Can I just say this? The world is… Continue reading American politics, neighbors, and enemies


My word for 2023 I have had the worst time trying to find a word to carry me through 2023. 2020 was the beginning of the great pandemic, but I didn't know that when I chose "Grace" as my word for the year. I chose "Wait" for 2021 and found myself without a university contract… Continue reading Next!

Advent 2022: Christmas Day

Christmas day Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer  Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit;… Continue reading Advent 2022: Christmas Day

Advent 2022 week 4

The pathway to peace Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer  Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us. As we are sorely hindered by our sins from running the race that is set before us, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us, through Jesus Christ… Continue reading Advent 2022 week 4

Advent 22-Week 3

Joy of the beginning Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer  O Lord Jesus Christ, you sent your messengers, the prophets, to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation. Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient toward the… Continue reading Advent 22-Week 3

Advent 2022-week two

Week of December 4 The Preparation for the Kingdom Prayer from Anglican Book of Common Prayer Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, learn, mark, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your Holy Word we may embrace… Continue reading Advent 2022-week two

Grace, politics, and Gen Z

Now what? My goodness. Just when I begin to think the divisive politicking of the American public has reached the bottom, something happens on one extreme side or the other to show me more depths of depravity. Morally vacant candidates fight to see which commits the most egregious sins. Old men stuck in decades past… Continue reading Grace, politics, and Gen Z