Them, Too!

When I was looking at seminaries, two of my top schools were in Chicago right across the street from one another in the Hyde Park neighborhood. My mom and I went to visit and we started to imagine what life would be like if I was there. My brother, Tony, was also attending school in

In the Night

When I was in college, our chaplain encouraged us to go to this event called, “Exploration.” It was a conference for young people who felt like they were hearing a call to ministry – a place to explore what that meant for their lives. I don’t remember a single thing about the conference, except for

Your Race, Your Game

When I was in middle school, my mom and dad invited me to try out as many different sports as I could.  In 7th grade I ran track.  In 8th grade I played volleyball and tennis.  I worked on my soccer skills with the rec leagues.  I played softball in the summer. Instead of focusing

Clearing the Clutter

Look at what I’ve done for you today: I’ve placed in front of you Life and Good Death and Evil… I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love GOD, your God,

Narrowing our Focus

This week, we continue our journey with the Corinthians. As we learn together from their mistakes, we can overcome some of the roadblocks and realities we face as a church. Last week, we talked about how mishandled conflict can divide the church and even in seasons of peace… like we are experiencing now… past conflict

Potential Energy

I must admit that growing up, I was a bit of a science nerd. What can you expect from the girl who wanted to be a meteorologist? But I think the best part of science were the experiments – the hands on exploration of concepts. Because I saw it happen, I believed it. Because I