• Courage,  Faith

    An Unusual Advent Meditation

    “The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel…

  • Faith

    Salaam

    Once again, I am filled with so many thoughts and ideas that I want to put into words.  Music often expresses these emotions and deep struggles so much better than words.  In our efforts to plan for multilingual worship, Chris…

  • Books,  Faith,  Family

    A Few Good Books

    The circumstances, situations, cultures, and family patterns we’ve experienced may be vastly different on the surface. So our temptation is to respond with judgment, fear, and even anger. It’s easier to remain separate when we uncomfortably bump into each other.…