The Butterfly Effect

I am a rather reflective person. I oftentimes find myself looking back on where I was in this exact moment one, two, three years ago. I don’t do this because I want to go back but because I find it so important to remember who and what helped me become who I am today. It…

Being Uncomfortable

In a conversation last week I was told, “growth only happens when people are uncomfortable”.  And let me tell you, it has been rattling around in my brain ever since! It seems there are a multitude of applications for this idea. Comfort is no place for change and growth. It’s not just that growth causes…

The Growth of African Immigration in America

How has the U.S. Immigration Law driven the growth in African immigration to the United States? According to African Union, the term “African Immigrants” consists of people of African origin outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality. In the United States, immigrants from Africa constitute a highly diverse and rapidly growing group. African…

What Would It Look Like If . . .?

A college student spoke to me this past Sunday. She said, “I really want to serve with the kids this summer at VBS, but I can’t because I’ll be working. I really want to serve so I can give the parents a break (they sure deserve one). So, I thought about another way I can…