mug of tea

So many things in life are like a mug of tea – if you enjoy them too quickly you end up with a burnt tongue.

…but too slowly and you end up sipping bitter, lukewarm liquid.

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You’re Valuable

photo courtesy of Justice For All

The unborn are valuable human persons, but how can anyone see the value of the unborn until she recognizes her own value? Earlier this month, at Justice For All’s outreach event at the University of Oklahoma, my goal was to share the message in this poem with the students I met (including those pictured here).

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Can a Crowd Have a Conversation?

photo courtesy of Justice For All

Navigating a one-on-one conversation about a controversial subject can be difficult. Now add nine more people with varying opinions. Is it possible for the conversation to remain productive, or at least civil? At our University of Arizona outreach in February 2015, I watched a one-on-one conversation transform into a conversation with a crowd that lasted three hours….

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perspective from a sailboat

Inspired by the song Sailboat, by Ben Rector

I’m on a sailboat

trapped, water surrounding me

water surrounding me with beauty

alone in the silence

enjoying the peace of solitude

insecure, unsure of where I’m drifting

drifting along, excited to see where I end up

no oars to fight the direction the wind takes me

blessed surrender, carried along by the wind

who knows what I’m headed toward?

God knows where I’m going

exposed to the elements

soaking in the mist and the breeze

The Power of Listening

photo courtesy of Justice For All

 

By Tuesday afternoon, I was ready to go home, but we still had a few more hours of outreach at The University of Kansas (KU). I wasn’t motivated to seek out a conversation, so God met me in my weakness and sent me Daniel…

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