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Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.. Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

Posted by Connie Armerding on June 7, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

Last summer my nephews were in town visiting from Georgia. As we carted them around the Pacific Northwest, one of our car conversations turned towards food. All six children in the car shared their favorite restaurant and favorite meal, but I only remember one answer. My 10 year-old nephew told me his favorite restaurant was […]

Practicing Humility Practicing Humility

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 31, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Matthew 5:5 says, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” I didn’t really understand what this meant until I had some of the most difficult experiences. God uses the most challenging and scary things in our lives to reveal His power. I am a Black women who experiences so many kinds of […]

Joy-Laced Mourning Honoring God with Joy-Laced Mourning

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 24, 2018 in Community, Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope, Wisdom

In November 2015, I went back to Mississippi to bury my father. Surrounding me were familiar reminders of my southern roots – smells of fried shrimp and collard greens wafting about through the sticky, hot air clinging to my skin. But, this visit was not like at times past. His chair sat empty. And, the […]

The End of the Rope The End of the Rope

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 17, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger

I have a tendency to overcomplicate things. I always have. I overthink and analyze, I research and I dissect until I can settle a matter in my head and in my heart. To the privileged overthinker the Beatitudes can evoke more questions than answers. I read it and I begin to feel the tension I […]

The Dance of Grace and Truth Drop the Rock: Jesus’ Grace and Truth

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 10, 2018 in Faith, Forgiveness, Freedom, Guest Blogger

A woman screams in terror as a mob of religious leaders push and shove her towards the city temple. She’s half-dressed because the group of condemners had plotted and waited to catch her in the act. Arriving at the temple steps, the angry crowd shoves her to the ground. She’s covering her face with her […]