Monthly Archives: April, 2015

How to Use White Privilege to Combat Injustice

If you’re white, have you ever wished you were born into a different ethnicity because being white is so boring? I have. I remember wistfully wishing I could be a part of some ethnicity that had great food, music and dancing. It’s taken a while to come to terms with my ‘whiteness.’ My friends of color …

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Thin Places: Where Heaven and Earth Intersect

I don’t think of heaven as a place far away, with harp playing angles on fluffy white clouds. Nope. Heaven to me is another dimension, just out of sight, a hairsbreadth away and occasionally, it breaks through: through us, through nature, through worship, and through hard places where people feel in desperate need. These places …

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Blooming in the Desert: How to encourage a friend experiencing a life drought

My husband and I hike in the Nevada high desert most mornings. Recently, I noticed that despite our current drought, it’s been green and full of wild flowers. Our Nevada green is not like the green of the Pacific Northwest, where I had the pleasure of hiking last week and the green was so bright …

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What do you want to be remembered for?

I once had a student friend who said, “You know what your problem is Jacci? You’re too nice!” I know what he meant. We were having a discussion about sharing our faith and I was not “hell-fire and brimstone” enough for him. On my part, I was just trying to get him to stop making …

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