Slow and steady wins the race

By Jordan Francis Wow! The first quarter of 2023 is flying by. It can feel like the days are spinning out of control with so many things to balance and juggle. Even as I write this blog, there are about three other tasks I know I need to do, and my mind is encouraging me […]

The Homeless Wanderer

By: Chris Townley I once stood outside and preached a sermon. Not like on the corner with a megaphone, rambling on about unquenchable flames and punishment. But in a church courtyard with a microphone strapped to my face, and some of the verses read like, “Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire […]

“Fam” and the generation that needs it.

Last weekend, after coming home from a four-day summer camp, we had an emotional roller coaster experience. One of our boys in foster care found out that he would be leaving the house that he was with and going into a different home; they use the word “displaced,” which in itself is just depressing. Watching […]

Inaccurately Correct

By: Leo Croft It’s been a while since I’ve hopped on here and just shared thoughts from my personal growth journey. I’m breaking that streak because I have stumbled upon some information that was so transformative I just can’t keep it to myself. Factfulness… If you’re anything like me you’re probably wondering if such a […]

I Am Speaking

By: Devin Santillan  “I am speaking.” Three words from Senator Kamala Harris that resonated deeply with women across the country regardless of political party. Three simple words that were not harsh, or cold, or out of line, but that have not often been said by women to men. There is a reality in many places […]

A Nameless Mountain

By: Chris Townley It begins like this: Jesus is gathered with his disciples, walking along a path, with a crowd following closely behind. Jesus begins to make it clear that he, the Son of Man, must suffer and be killed. Only he will rise from the dead 3 days later. Peter quickly takes Jesus aside […]

The Unforgiving Tax Collector

By: Chris Townley Jesus tells some perplexing stories relating to forgiveness. One of those perplexing parables is about a tax farmer who is prone toward a credulous unforgiveness.  The story Jesus tells reads like this in Matthew 18:23-35,  23 Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his […]

New Year, New Vibe?

Moving Forward in 2021 by Embracing Vulnerability Well here we are in a new year, just weeks in and as much as we wanted a clean slate for the new year…. That’s not reality. We are still living with so many realities and challenges that feel out of our control. Be it in our individual […]

Gen Z & Breyonna Taylor

By: Jonathan Rivera Disclaimer… read with an open mind. Put aside any pre-conceived notions. And read till the end. I think you’ll be glad you did. With that being said… I’ll never forget my first protest. In life it’s easy to talk about and judge things you’ve never experienced. I’m a 28 year old, light-skinned […]