he knowledge that such a community exists—a community that will support me even when all else fails—has helped me to be brave in those moments when I’m not sure I’m going to make it or succeed.
God is empowering us to build a powerful church through these relationships…
We make way for the God
Of divergent authority
Who breaches monarchs from the chrysalis of suffering
Who speaks within our beating hearts,
Lifting angels from their ashen wings.
We’ve become much more open about a lot of things over the years. I remember how my mother kept her diagnosis a secret from her best friend, because cancer was somehow regarded as shameful. Mental illness has long carried a similar stigma…
To choose to leave the safety of my apartment and bed to enter the world, in all the unknowns and often chaos.
I also believe that it is here in the church that we can continue to break down some of the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Oftentimes, the Season After Pentecost, the longest season in the church year, stretches through the summer months without much fanfare….
Maybe your story is as ordinary as a mustard seed, or as tender as the sound of God’s voice. Whatever your story is, it’s your story and it matters. Your stories are the stories of the people of God. And we’d like to hear them…
As we prepare throughout these forty days for the joy of Easter, we are taking time to think deeply about our faith in the gospel – faith that can feel downright absurd…
Sitting down at my desk to prepare my testimony, I noticed a cord sitting next to the pile of receipts I need to go through. On the other side of the receipts are my tax documents, which remind me that I need to start on my taxes. But the cord: the cord I borrowed from