Jesus came down to Earth for more than 30 years. He came to live with us and do life with us and leave the Earth, changed Himself. By His model, He calls us to be in relationship with others. To be changed by our interactions with others. And, to be steadfast....not expecting change in ourselves … Continue reading A real community response has to be co-transformative
Resilience. Writing that word conjures up quite a few emotions for me. I've been told I have lots of resilience. (Pride and Joy) And, I've been told that I need to "be more resilient". (Anger and Sadness) That latter comment wasn't so long ago. When I heard it, it stung and I had to walk away … Continue reading Resilience building keeps us moving forward.
Recently, I spent a week with a senior leader from my team, traveling through Europe. We spent a lot of time in meetings, but also on planes, trains and in taxis, where we talked about more than just work.....and how each of us started working with people living with HIV. He shared a lot about … Continue reading He uses our heartbreak, hurting and pain to create an intimacy with Him where He shows us the world through His eyes. Our hearts learn to break for what breaks His.
About a year and a half ago, I felt the Lord really putting on my heart that he wanted me to learn more about Him. More than what I was learning in my LifeGroup and at church. And, to do so in a more structured way. But I just kind of tossed it off and … Continue reading He gets what He wants. We are not powerful enough to mess up His plans for us.
God teaches me things. Then, what typically happens is......I forget (or ignore) what He's taught me. And then.....He has to reteach me. (Sometimes it hurts more the second time...why don't I just learn my lesson?!) Probably because I'm so darn stubborn. And, I'm a know-it-all, with an ego. With Him and in general. I can … Continue reading Learning and relearning His ways.