How Bresee Speaks into My Ministry

Over 100 years ago, Phineas Bresee stepped away from the security of his life in Methodism to reach those living in the margins of spiritual and social abandonment. He became the leader of a company of souls who wanted to live in the unity of the Spirit rather than in a culture of affluence and [...]

2016-10-18T18:47:20+00:00August 6th, 2014|

The Difference Between Life And Death

No matter how we may wish to finesse it, no matter how uncool it may sound or how stupid or culturally out of touch it may make us appear, sometimes a categorial imperative is the difference between life and death. "Stop! Don't move! Don't touch that! Turn around now! Don't get out of the car! [...]

2014-07-25T19:48:28+00:00October 28th, 2013|

It’s About Father

It really isn't about fame after all -- it's about Father. It's about standing and hearing, "Well done, my dear child, receive your blessing: take your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world" (Matthew 25:34). ~ Tim Stoner

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00October 12th, 2013|

Profoundly Simple

Thankful in community for "profoundly simple" reminders that redemption is a reality and not merely a theoretical idea talked about in philosophical, and esoteric circles. But one that we can experience through the grace filled lives entrusted to us by God. Look around and see the appeal He is making to the world through those [...]

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00August 24th, 2013|

Protecting God?

“Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.” ― Stanley Hauerwas

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00July 23rd, 2013|

Living Community

“It is only when we stand up, with all our failings and sufferings, and try to support others rather than withdraw into ourselves, that we can fully live the life of community.” ― Jean Vanier

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00July 22nd, 2013|

Egoism Must Be Unlocked

“If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices.” ― Jean Vanier

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00July 9th, 2013|

Ordinary Things…

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ” ― Jean Vanier

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00July 5th, 2013|

Community is When…

“A community is only being created when its members accept that they are not going to achieve great things, that they are not going to be heroes, but simply live each day with new hope, like children, in wonderment as the sun rises and in thanksgiving as it sets. Community is only being created when [...]

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00June 22nd, 2013|

A Place of Relationship

"Community can be a terrible place because it is a place of relationship; it is the revelation of our wounded emotions and of how painful it can be to live with others, especially with ‘some people.’ It is so much easier to live with books and objects, television, or dogs and cats! It is so [...]

2014-06-23T16:54:48+00:00June 19th, 2013|