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as simple as this...

"my life is my message."

mahatma gandhi

National Youth Workers Convention 2008

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Gearing up for this usually outstanding, energizing, contemplative, rejuvenating event. Attending Nashville, Tennessee version. Really looking forward to worship and some general sessions and seminars, but mainly the "sanctuary" option they are offering this year to explore lectio divina, prayer with icons, creative prayer with art, and a prayer walk around the city. I will update the blog so you can see how things are going day by day. I covet your prayers as this event has proven in the past to be remarkably cathartic and revealing b/c of the fact I actually get to retreat from the day-to-day grind and open my ears, heart, mind, and body to God. To any friends in Nashville, look me up and we can hang.

what was he thinking?

recently as i was enjoying a plateful of sopes at my new favorite mexican food restaurant (Esperanza's on Park Place and 8th in Fort Worth), i glanced over to see a young man wearing a t-shirt that read "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS" on the back. i thought, wow i really like that and began to wonder what the front of the shirt said, as his back was to me the entire meal. as he got up to leave, he turned to reveal a Police Department logo on the front of his shirt. the shirt seemed to be created to honor fallen officers as the logo included a black stripe. i wondered, was this what Jesus was thinking when he shared this with the crowds? was he referring to this type of "keeping the peace?" i am certainly not implying that we should refrain from remembering those who have fallen in the line of duty as soldiers or that police officers or that officers should not be thanked for the countless hours they spend serving and protecting our communities. i am simply…