5 Core Values

25 Sep The Refugee Crisis is Real

As an American, we really only hear about the refugee problem on the news.  We’ve heard that countries in Europe and others like Canada are opening their borders.  We may have also heard of an odd few of the refugees that are committing crimes or even acts of terrorism.  But overall, we are essentially oblivious to the genuine hardship of these people as they flee their countries in order to save themselves and their families. I must admit, I was one of those people just reading the news with some pie in the sky assumption that the problem would somehow surely sort itself out in due time.
Read More

19 Dec War…what is it good for? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…

These famous song lyrics have been playing on a loop in my head for the past few weeks. It is alarming how many real and perceived wars we have in this world. We fight the battle of the bulge. We battle depression. We have a war on terrorists, a war against ISIS, a war on drugs, a war on immigration, and now a war against Muslims. It seems that American culture is predicated to being in war.   But I see this as a bigger problem. I think the real war is within. It is a war against the self. As I watch the news and read my Facebook feeds, it seem that some people are totally committed to an anti-love movement. We aren’t just fighting each other; we are fighting ourselves.
Read More