truth v. candor

I love stories. Lately, I’ve started loving listening to the same story told by different people.  I’m amazed by what parts seem important to one and what parts are totally left out by other.  When he tells the story, he is heroic – until she is in the room,...
Stuck in the Circle

Stuck in the Circle

“The time has come, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, repent and believe the good news.” -Mark 1.14 Let’s break down what those bold words mean. repent (metanoia) – This is the word we translate as repent.  It really just means to “think different after.” ...
Identity & Authority

Identity & Authority

A 10 year old boy, sat on his porch watching as a mother demeaned and struck her 3 year old son.  This wasn’t discipline, it was abuse.   As he stared, frozen by concern and empathy, the mother turned her aggression toward him, “What are you looking at you little...