Rev. Kaloma Smith, Senior Pastor of University AME Zion in Palo Alto, examines wisdom from Acts 12 for times when pressure is on the…
Gentleness isn’t weakness; it’s strength with a sense of humor.
“Plan your work and work your plan.” That phrase is great – in theory. Usually, it carries with it a practical application.…
Social media was not helping me love God and my neighbor. This was not contributing to my holiness. We can’t live in a way that tears down fellow humans.
It is startling to encounter words that easily puncture what troubles us, in a moment aching for the holy iconoclasm of the poetry of Madeleine L’Engle.
Is it tempting to stand back and admire God who heals, but to neglect allowing God to heal you? God doesn’t want to leave you half-done and stalled out.
You do not need to learn us; but we need to learn your ways. We want to be learners of your Way – the Truth of Life.
Jesus saw them. He sent them. They were still part of his team, his flock, his people. Their doubts did not exclude them from the mission.
Before this pandemic, there were pastors who felt the call to preach but not the call to reach. Visits to members can feel intimidating.
The loss of a typical progression of dying, the loss of chaplain bedside presence, these are also fatalities of this disease, impacting doctors daily.