Bringing Your Crumpled Hope to Advent

Bringing Your Crumpled Hope to Advent

I was ordained seven years ago in the season of Advent. I can remember with great enthusiasm and expectation entering through the double doors seeing the community of faith who first called me pastor gathered to participate and bless the call on my life. That kind of...
When Dreams Reveal Our Deepest Hurts and Joys

When Dreams Reveal Our Deepest Hurts and Joys

I had a dream the other night that I was arriving at the yearly Baptist denominational gathering. The first encounter was from a male colleague who greeted me with a lingering hug. My body stiffened and my mind prepared for what was to come. As he departed, he...