Guest blogger: DeAndrea Dare
I’ll never forget that night of Christmas Eve 2013. I stood in front of the congregation with the other clergy all holding our candles in the darkened room singing “Silent Night.”
I begin my weekly blog with a topic that, while made political (along with everything else in today’s climate!) is, in reality, a humanitarian issue. Today my heart is heavy for the plight of those separated from their families, those unable to realize a dream, and those who have suffered much from the executive order of last Friday.
Last month I attended a gathering called Circles Conference, a two-day event for graphic designers, art directors, and other creative design professionals. It was not, in any way, intended for preachers, which is exactly what I wanted.
Last week I posted Guidelines for Listening as Pilgrims for Peace, and Compass Questions to help bring focus for the journey. This week I want to reflect on and re-post a contrast of two basic kinds of stories we listen for, and tell ourselves and others along our life journey.