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Being Ready When the Call Comes

I’m embarrassed to say, it’s happened to me more than once... During the AM hours, I am awake but lazy, piddling around the house, watching TV in my pajamas, wondering what to eat for breakfast. And then a call comes -- someone needs my help, or I’ve forgotten about a breakfast meeting, or for some...

The Importance of Generations

My parents gave me many opportunities and privileges as a child, from living in a warm, loving home to being able to pursue academic and athletic accomplishments. But of all the ways that my parents blessed my life, I know that raising me at Southside was more important and valuable than any of the things...

Gratitude and Sadness

This Tuesday (Halloween) marks the 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, setting off what would be the Protestant Reformation. As I reflect on that important event in church history, I can’t help but feel an inner tension, a pull of gratitude...