Experiencing True Community

Imagine a place of unconditional acceptance….. A place where everyone around you is willing to be a friend even if you don’t know them. Imagine a place where you know that you have something deeply personal in common with everyone around you, even if you have no clue who they are. Imagine a place where…

Musings for Moving Forward…

There have been a number of happenings in the last few days that I’ve been percolating on ….. A pastor called, having received our invitation to Relevant Engagement.  He wanted to know more about New Direction and how a congregation might begin to engage a more open conversation about these matters.  It seems that about…

"It is what it is"

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. ~ Mark Twain Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. ~…

Prophets of Peace

Wes and I have been working through Jean Vanier’s book, “Finding Peace” in our staff devotions.  I love this little book and have prayed through it many times.  Vanier’s context is working with adults who are intellectually and physically differently abled.  This is quite distinct from the arena of faith and sexuality and those who…