Hi Deborah, teaching at George Fox huh!! Len Sweet and George Brunner territory. Congratulations. What are you teaching? I came back to NZ from Melbourne about 2 years ago and have worked for World Vision NZ the last year. I am hoping to get to the USA to catch up with friends ie people like you, next year. I'd like to be able to attend Q conference so that may mean April/May. We'll see. I'm working on Lenten Reflections for next year at the moment. It has a long lead time.
“There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract but not for the concrete.” - Helen Keller
“Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being "drawn toward." Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one's friends and enemies. Love creates righteousness, or justice, here on earth. To make love is to make justice. As advocates and activists for justice know, loving involves struggle, resistance, risk.” - Carter Heyward