The Challenge of Gratitude

I have spent the last month at Challenge House 7 pondering the “challenge of being filled with gratitude."  My pondering began when I read this little jewel of scripture:  "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." –1 Thessalonians 5:18  “What does circumstances really mean?” I asked myself at [...]

By |2016-12-08T14:57:32-06:00February 29th, 2016|Challenge House 7|Comments Off on The Challenge of Gratitude

THE FRAGRANCE OF SAFETY

Last week we gathered at Challenge House 2 for a meeting.  While there, some of the neighborhood children were also there having fun at a birthday party.  I recognized a couple of the children as having attended a church in the area and I was able to speak to these children for a few minutes [...]

By |2016-08-11T18:21:49-06:00February 22nd, 2016|Challenge House 7|Comments Off on THE FRAGRANCE OF SAFETY

Chasing the Fingerprints of GOD

I watch the children on Phelps Avenue play in the late afternoon sun, Watch them run and chatter and chase and jump It seems their feet were born to run the race It seems they have never moved at any slower pace. They chase each other and the bugs and butterflies, Under mountains of clouds [...]

By |2016-08-11T18:22:03-06:00February 21st, 2016|Challenge House 7|Comments Off on Chasing the Fingerprints of GOD

Listening with Your Eyes and Your Heart

  I feel that almost unarguably, the greatest gift you can give another is your attention!! I’ve been thinking about that lately as Challenge House 7 bursts at the seams with adults and children and echoes with constant noise. I adore the fullness of those noisy sounds- the invigorating string of great ideas that grow [...]

By |2016-12-08T14:57:32-06:00February 6th, 2016|Challenge House 7|Comments Off on Listening with Your Eyes and Your Heart