Entries by Joshua

Changes in Progress!

Are things looking a little different? We hope you like the changes and will continue to make changes in the near future. Would you like to see something added? Provide your feedback to Shari, Mary Brause, or Josh Ullom

When Storms Come: Where Do We Find Hope?

Looking more globally the nationwide discourse around refugee resettlement has at times been discouraging. But again, my anger should be in solidarity with the people whose lives are actually at stake, who are fleeing war or persecution. My pride, and my desire to be right, to prove myself smarter than others in the debate, should not be a factor.

So ask yourself who is actually facing the threat. I’m not saying that it’s not you! I don’t know what you’re facing. But for me, the things that frighten about the world, and the things that stir up my righteous anger, I’m insulated from those things. Poverty, violence, discrimination, they’ve hardly touched me. I’m sheltered from those injustices, like Job’s useless friends, who I’ll get to in a moment. But so many others are like Job, praying for escape, praying to be hidden away until their trials have passed.

Garage Sale fun

Thank you to all who donated, organized and helped with the big sale.  The sale was a great success!