Spectacle: a thing or person seen, especially an unusual or ridiculous one a strange or interesting phenomenon Should Christians become “a spectacle” in their neighborhood? Would you become a spectacle if it made possible for you to share the gospel with others? My neighborhood is the outskirts, the land of the dying, marked by broken lives, missing parents, and jagged relationships. It doesn’t seem […]
I was born on the first Sunday of Advent- the day of hope! This season begins with hope because millions reenact ‘the wait’ for God to come to earth. Advent means “the arrival” Augment our anticipation Bestow your Beauty Come to us quickly Destroy our apathy Entrust us with your frailty Forgive Give Hang on […]
Hope for the poor! 10.06.12
Half the people laying in a hospital bed throughout the world suffer from contaminated water. In response to this epidemic, the simplest way to make hope tangible is to buy one bottle of water and one person will drink clean water for one year. Buy Humankind Water. Since 100% of the profits go to […]
Daughters- Am I beautiful? Am I lovable? Do you see that in my finest moments I am glorious? Dads- Do you see that this is my daughter whom I love? She is marvelous to me. My friend Fernando is Cuban. His daughter Lauren is a special needs child. She turned 15 this year and […]
“I had got ‘out’ in some sense which made the Solar System itself seem an indoor affair. It gave me a feeling of freedom, but also of exposure, possibly of danger, which continued to accompany me through all that followed.” Lewis, C. S. (2009-05-28). The Great Divorce (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis) (p. 20). Harper […]
“It’s s c a r c i t y that enables a society to exist.” – C.S. Lewis (The Great Divorce) In this dream, a man sees a gray land that expands into vacancy. People quarrel and move away from each other until most streets are abandoned and people live in isolation. You […]
I am founding this site a2zhope.com with a few other people. I want to log what I think is important to building community online. 1. offer tangibility to show and recruit prospective contributors (a beta site up and running) a. with purpose, passion, place & presence, and potential 2. find critical mass of talented & committed people to […]
Nameless kids rescued by a foreigner. Hope can change their fate.
Thirteen year old Darla was taken off life support today. This is a poem for a girl I never knew but I can’t wait to meet in heaven. Never walked – Forever dances Never talked – Forever sings To remember her smile is to be reminded that Forever is real.