A Lesson From Single-Lane Scottish Roads & Stanley Hauerwas On Community

note: pictured above – a single-lane road on the Isle of Mull

Two of my favorite authors – Jean Vanier and Stanley Hauerwas – collaborated on a book together: Living Gently in a Violent World—The Prophetic Witness of Weakness. While talking about the need for community, Hauerwas says…

I love the Isle of Mull in Scotland—for one, it is beautiful. But I also love the roads on Mull. They are all… Read More

Stone Catchers

Bryan Stevenson is a human rights lawyer and author – his book Just Mercy is a NY Times Bestseller. The following is from a 2012 interview with Chris Hedges for Smithsonian Magazine:

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Stevenson turns frequently to the Bible. He quotes to me from the Gospel of John, where Jesus says of the woman who committed adultery: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

He tells me an elderly black woman once called him a “stone catcher.”

“There is no such thing as being a Christian and… Read More

About That Book

This past weekend my friends threw a book release party for me. It was fun and full of surprises. I was interviewed about the book, my mom read a selection, and so did I. Everything was perfect – the music, the food, and the decorations. Such a great night!

And the people there were amazing.

I wanted to share just a little bit of the behind the scenes on the… Read More

A Little Fun For Your Friday

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My favorite thing from the Seahawks -vs- Packers playoff stunner was Michael Bennett riding around the stadium on a police bike, waving to fans and high-fiving the Sea Gals. It made me LOL. literally.

Speaking of LOLing, I hope one or more of these videos will make you giggle or at least snortle.

Here’s a little fun for your Friday… Enjoy!

1. VIDEO: Cat Scared of Mario Jumping.

I love this. And it totally reminds me of a few… Read More

A Surprise Party That I Know Is Happening

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My friends are throwing a book release party for me this Sunday at 5pm – at NWLife Church in Renton. I don’t know all the details because it’s kinda like a surprise party that I know is happening, but I don’t exactly know what is happening. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I would love for you to come. Really. I mean it.

I’ve heard there will be food and dessert served at this party. And I know… Read More

Yes. This Is Still An Issue Today. (Segregation In The Church)

The headline of an article I read last week shocked me. It announced:

Sunday Morning in America Still Segregated – and That’s OK With Worshipers

It was the findings of a study conducted by LifeWay Research – and here’s what they had to say…

  • Sunday morning remains one of the most segregated hours in American life, with more than 8 in 10 congregations  (86%) made up of one predominant racial group. And most worshipers like it that way.
  • Two-thirds of American churchgoers (67 percent) say their church has done enough to become racially diverse. Less than half think their church should become more diverse.
  • Researchers also found churchgoers who oppose more diversity do so with gusto. A third (33 percent) strongly disagree… Read More