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Open Every Door

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” –Emily Dickinson



Who is this woman who carved out a tiny space in the Interwebs to explore some things she cares about like faith, culture, justice, peace, and hope?

Well I’ll tell you . . .


Thoughts I’d like to share as Conference Minister of Mountain States Mennonite Conference (which includes 17 Mennonite churches and various passion ministries in Colorado and New Mexico), since supporting these folks is my day job. But everyone is welcome!


My little eater Owen

Recordings and summaries of some of my favorite sermons from 2016 to the present. My one-year-old here appreciates my sermon entitled “Finding God at the Table,” being as though the table is where he’d always like to be found.

Dorothy Day: on love

“Whenever I groan within myself and think how hard it is to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife, which may at any moment become for us all a time of terror, I think to myself, ‘What else is the world interested in?’ What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved, in our families, in our work, in all our relationships? God is love. Love casts out fear. Even the most ardent revolutionist, seeking to change the world, to overturn the tables of the money changers, is trying to make a world where it is easier for people to love . . . It is when we love the most intensely and most humanly that we can recognize how tepid is our love for others. The keenness and intensity of love brings with it suffering, of course, but joy too, because it is a foretaste of heaven.”

Dorothy Day
NYC Umbrella. Chuck Patch/flickr.

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Photo credit: Riccardo Cuppini/flickr

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