The Way I Know God Loves Me

Soul Care, The Core

Written by Tami Boesiger I see the ugliness in me, the attitudes that need fixing, the weaknesses that make me too aware of my humanity and I cry out to God. “Lord, forgive me. Again. Make me better. I’m a mess.” Yeah, that’s true, God says, you can be a mess sometimes. You can be high maintenance… Read more »

Not 4GOTN

Soul Care, The Core

By Tami Boesiger The license plate hung at a slant off the back of the beat-up little truck, a couple pieces of old wire hanging on for dear life as it swung ever so slightly. If it weren’t for the word I saw there I would have thought it unremarkable, but there it hung, making… Read more »

Ch, Ch, Changes

Soul Care, The Core

By Mildred Gerner An old adage says, “The only person who likes change is a soiled baby.”  Too bad a baby can’t speak up to confirm it.  Until she screams for relief from a painful butt rash. By that point anyone within earshot realizes change and healing are necessary. The same is true for grown people,… Read more »

How Should I Respond?

Soul Care

By Tami Boesiger My first day back in the office after closure for COVID, I was sent home within a few hours because of a riot threat. “What a strange time we’re living in,” I thought. Later it struck me that pandemic living may be new, but racial inequity is not. This strange time has… Read more »

Somethins’ Gotta Change

Soul Care, The Core

By Mildred Gerner The world is bursting at the seams with rampant upheaval. We face a trifecta of turning-points.   The COVID-19 pandemic, global economic recession, and worldwide awakening to systemic injustices suffered for centuries by racial minorities in America.  This calamitous cultural moment begs not our pardon for its disruption, but our dedication to efforts… Read more »

With Christ in Liminal Space

Soul Care

By Mildred Gerner One of my favorite Easter season scriptures is Luke 24:13-35.   A couple of Jesus’ disciples were walking the 10 miles home to Emmaus after His traumatic crucifixion in Jerusalem.  Their souls were shocked and their hopes shattered.  A curious stranger showed up to walk alongside them, listening to them and offering wise… Read more »