An Invitation to Prayer and Fasting

An Invitation to Prayer and Fasting

On November 1st, my annual 4-month “fast” begins. I’m not fasting from food or TV or social media. Instead, it’s time for my annual fast from bicycling. I set aside my favorite activity to create space for newness in my soul and to give my body rest. Fasting also...
Sane and Grounded in a Wild World

Sane and Grounded in a Wild World

In my house, we celebrate almost everything. We love to celebrate the accomplishments of our nieces and nephews and our siblings and parents. And sometimes, we just celebrate getting through another week. Celebration and gratitude keep us sane and grounded in a wild...
I Feel Hopeful!

I Feel Hopeful!

Since my first days at Highlands Church, I have felt hopeful about our community. Back in 2010, I was a drummer playing in the band once a month. This September, I will have been a Co-Pastor here for 9 years. And today, I have at least 3 compelling reasons to feel...
There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

You probably didn’t notice that I skipped out on church this past Sunday. July is like that. Many of us try to get away for a few days. I went home to Pittsburgh to visit my family during a ridiculously humid 4th of July week: 90+ degrees with 87% humidity. I never...
The People of Africa Captured Our Hearts.

The People of Africa Captured Our Hearts.

And we felt the presence of God every step of the way. Sixteen Highlanders represented our International Advocacy efforts by investigating more than a dozen ways we could collaborate as advocates and allies alongside Global Livingston Institute. GLI and other...