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Monthly Archives: November 2020

A Terrible Fire…

Screams of “FIRE!” spread across the college campus on an early morning of February 1929. Ninety years ago the lone Girls’ Dorm on the David Lipscomb College campus was ablaze. Pandemonium erupted as girls screamed, dangling from the third-floor balconies by their hands, waiting to drop to the arms of other students. The firetrucks were 5...

Then Everything Changed…

In one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Avatar the Last Airbender, there is a tag-line that is memorable: “then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.” The story goes that throughout the world there was peace and harmony. Then a catastrophic event occurred that upset the balance in the world and everything was changed....

Empathy and Peacemaking

“Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.” - Proverbs 18:2 As we have studied the book of Philemon and have been wrestling with how to work towards reconciliation, I keep coming back to how important empathy is in peacemaking. Empathy is trying to feel what others feel—to put yourself in their...

A Season of Gratitude

Well, this last month has been interesting to say the least. We’ve seen challenges in every realm of our lives. And, we really have no idea when these challenges will start to get better. It would be very easy for us to let ourselves dwell in the toxic atmosphere currently engulfing us. I am very glad that my...