Finger On The Pulse

Allow yourself to get excited when you feel you have your finger on the pulse of something. If a creative idea is bubbling to the surface or what you’re working on is starting to make itself clearer, don’t get discouraged if you can’t quite articulate it in its entirety. Sometimes I put hours of workContinue reading “Finger On The Pulse”

Confronting Discomfort

It’s much easier to avoid a difficult conversation than it is to have one. But too often we miss out on a discomfort that will ultimately heal us. Challenging confrontations of messy situations are an inevitable part of any collaborative process. Conflicts arise. Tensions mount. Clear communication, especially in the face of misunderstanding or disappointment,Continue reading “Confronting Discomfort”

Leaning into Discomfort

Now is the time to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Systems need to be broken in order to allow room for all of us. And the breaking of systems will make people who benefit from them uneasy. That’s part of the process. What that looks like, for me, is asking myself hard questions, and notContinue reading “Leaning into Discomfort”

A Time For Burning

That’s the title of Barbara Connell and Bill Jersey’s 1966 documentary about a pastor’s attempt to integrate a white congregation with a black church. Click here to watch it. The rebellion happening now in the United States and around the world deserves our focused attention. It also requires a burning of what white people likeContinue reading “A Time For Burning”