A Life of Complications

A few months ago, I made the decision to purchase an Apple Watch to better track my run mileage, pace, and heart rate.  As I began to learn more about the Apple Watch, I discovered a fascinating feature called Complications.  In the world of Apple Watch, a complication is a feature that allows the watch … read more

Making time for a difficult conversation

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-13 NRSV

“Do you have time to talk? I would like to discuss something that is really important to me.” The stomach drops. Instinctively, you expect a difficult conversation –the “difficult” conversation with a friend.

The United States needs such a conversation. We need an honest, heart-wrenching conversation about race in America, and yet, it is the very conversation that we Americans run away from the most. It seems there is no way to have a true dialogue, a true sharing of experiences between members of different races in this country.