How to Talk to Me

People holding cups of coffee at a table.

What I got from listening to people’s questions and comments was they are afraid to say the wrong things. The last thing I want is for people to walk on egg shells. That’s no way to live a life and no way to have a relationship. I want you to be free with me as I want to be free with you. A true relationship is when you’re free with each other.

Why Do We Tear Ourselves Apart?

Colorful umbrellas

It’s incredibly painful to have someone tell you there is no way you can be who you are and love God at the same time. It’s hurtful to be told the gifts and passions driving your life were never meant to be expressed. We are one body, one with God.

Europe 2011 Video – Part 6

Part 6 of my Europe videos. Seven is almost done as well!

Europe Video- Part 3

Apparently, this made it onto youtube but never my blog. This is from my time at the FWCC conference in Switzerland.

An Interview with God

The foothills of the Swiss Alps, Paris streets, and a German café – it has been a whirlwind adventure thus far for our traveling minister. Now at the half-way mark of her European speaking tour, this roving Walking… Read More

How the Lion Learned to Roar

I was sitting tonight in business meeting as the Europe and Middle East Section of FWCC made nominations for the needed committees while we’re here in Herzberg, Switzerland. It’s often interesting to see how other Quakers besides my… Read More

You Know this Painting?

  “What did you say about that painting, Simon?” I ask from across the small wooden gallery. “It was painted here.” “REALLY?” “You know this painting?” he asks in surprise. “Of course!” Hugh and I exclaim together. I join them over… Read More

Traveling Minute

This is my traveling minute from Freedom Friends Church for the upcoming trip. Among Quakers/Friends, a traveling minute serves as a way of introduction and authentication for someone in ministry as they travel to places in which they… Read More

European Speaking Adventure – Answering Your Questions

Nine days. 216 hours until I step onto a flight bound for London. This blog is about to get a lot more interesting. Many have asked if I’m excited to go. I am excited. I am excited to… Read More

Kung Fu Quaker

One of my very favorite teachers from high school is absolutely delighted I am with the Quaker church, thrilled I agree that the way to peace is not through violence. Being a Mennonite, we are what you could… Read More