“Why did you talk to me?” Ty asked my friend Tre over text later that afternoon. Tre answered, “We prayed that the Holy Spirit would guide us and that’s what happened.” Well, Tre, that’s not exactly what it felt like. But why wouldn’t it be true? What does my feeling have to do with theContinue reading “I Guess It Was the Spirit”
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How slow is too slow?
When I was in third grade my music teacher, Ms. Smedley, taught me all kinds of ridiculous songs that I for some reason remember all the words too. One of them was this little calypso/reggae jam with two verses that had the same melody but two different rhythms that reflected their dichotomous lyrics. “Hurry, hurry,Continue reading “How slow is too slow?”
How do I escape the stereotype?
I got stuck on the trolley for about 45 minutes last week. I also got stuck being a Christian The trolleys were broken down in the tunnel and we were beyond the diversion point. We just had to wait it out. Instead of being consumed by my fantasy novel I struck up a conversation withContinue reading “How do I escape the stereotype?”
Going it together
I went to King of Prussia for lunch today. My friend Phil works in a business park. I had never been to a business park before. It was very interesting. It got me thinking about how incredibly astute we need to be at our isolation to remain separated they way we are. Out of theContinue reading “Going it together”
In Circle of Hope we say our vision for fulfilling our mission is this: “We create an environment where people can connect with God and act for redemption. Responding in love to our thirsty region and fractured society, we are birthing a new generation of the church to resist and restore with those moved byContinue reading “Invitation”
Dear Philly University Students : an open letter (it’s about Jesus, ok?)
Dear students, Welcome to Philadelphia! I want to be your friend. What is your name? Will you escape your own personal zone long enough to connect with me? Most of you won’t, but that’s okay because I’m pretty sure some of you will. But really, those people who are ready to connect are the anomaliesContinue reading “Dear Philly University Students : an open letter (it’s about Jesus, ok?)”
Grace says they don’t want to talk to you
A three year old is holding his mother’s hand in one hand and a much too real looking toy handgun in the other. A well dressed dad and ballet dancer daughter emerge from the subway. He drops her off at the dance school and returns toward the subway. A tiny girl, hair dangling what seemsContinue reading “Grace says they don’t want to talk to you”
“Good Morning” means something… I hope
I stood outside in the rain today for an hour to see who would talk to me. Between 8 and 9 in the morning, especially when it isn’t raining but even when it is, South Broad Street’s sidewalk is a river of people streaming to work. This morning, the bells of St. Rita’s started andContinue reading ““Good Morning” means something… I hope”