Bonhoeffer would never support identity politics

Doesn’t it feel good to find a quote from a trusted and much respected historical figure that states exactly the point we want to make to prove that we are right and to justify our particular point of view. It seems easier than ever to quote someone and pull their whole life and their wholeContinue reading “Bonhoeffer would never support identity politics”

Cost of discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on faith and his book ‘Cost of Discipleship.’ Excerpt from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison.’ “In the last few years I have come to know and understand more and more the profound this-worldliness of Christianity. The Christian is not a homo religiosus but simply a human being, in the same wayContinue reading “Cost of discipleship”

“Being there for others“

July 21, 1944 I discovered later, and I’m still discovering right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. One must completely abandon any attempt to make something of oneself, whether it be a saint, or a converted sinner, or a churchman (aContinue reading ““Being there for others“”

Praying

Here we are…”The world wants to be deceived; not only is it deceived—ah, then the matter would not be so dangerous!—but it wants to be deceived. Intensely, more intensely, more passionately perhaps than any witness to the truth has fought for the truth, the world fights to be deceived; it most gratefully rewards with applause,Continue reading “Praying”

Old White Men (Caucasians- if using proper definitions) Worth Your Time

From my own personal experience, these are some of the beautiful voices of truth, love and wisdom that have helped me to remember who I am and how I am naturally designed to be a healthy, whole and holy human being, encouraged me with the encouragement they were encouraged by, inspired and nourished me withContinue reading “Old White Men (Caucasians- if using proper definitions) Worth Your Time”

The Way of Fools

Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Individual

Remember if Republicans or Democrats can destroy America, then we have given the government entirely too much power by abdicating our God given responsibility to govern ourselves, to be healthy human beings, to be good neighbors, to think for ourselves, to individually live before God and move to be of service in our communities. SeemsContinue reading “Individual”

My Body and My Earth

Six years ago, I went through a very hard season that forced me to be honest about how I was treating my body and why I was practicing a different belief system physically than I was spiritually. As I have pursued health and wholeness, I have naturally been reconnected internally and externally to the relationshipContinue reading “My Body and My Earth”

My Brothers and Sisters

I wish I had the prose Of Henry David ThoreauAnd walking was my WayTo see the Wild run and play  Then Walden would be my placeTo receive manna and graceGrowing my spirit wide and deep From nature’s food and sleep. Being quiet and being stillLearning to bend with God’s willBowing downResting on the groundDrinking from streams Inspiring myContinue reading “My Brothers and Sisters”

Platitudes are Powerless

Platitudes taste good and they go down easy. Like a piece of candy, upon consumption they give us a nice spike in our blood sugar to temporarily motivate us to do better and try harder. Platitudes can certainly give us a warm fussy feeling and a rush of emotion but in a few minutes weContinue reading “Platitudes are Powerless”