Advent is the time during the Christian church year that believers commemorate the first coming (birth) of Christ while also anticipating his second coming. Why am I writing about Advent during Holy Week?
Our University Ministries department hosts a weekly chapel service for the faculty, staff and students. On the days that communion will be served, everyone is encouraged to wear a name tag. This is so the servers can refer to each person by name as they receive the elements. For today’s Ash Wednesday service, the name tags were out – so we could each be referred to by name as ashes were placed upon our foreheads. A few minutes into the message, I noticed something. The campus pastor was wearing a name tag. Most people who attend chapel are regulars; and Read More
Television shows like “Secret Millionaire” and “Undercover Boss” have reminded us of the biblical charge to treat people well because we could be entertaining angels. All of these things remind us that you just never know who you are interacting with. Three years ago, when I started working with Catherine Wanjira Mungai, I had absolutely no idea that 1.) we would become such great “sister-friends” or 2.) that she was a business/ministry force to be reckoned with. It turned out that Catherine’s family operates a foundation that provides housing and education for vulnerable children in Kenya. As I’ve gotten to know Read More
This year, I wanted to do something different for Lent, something more impactful and meaningful. I decided to put my money where my mouth is…literally. There are seven weeks in the Lenten season (including the week of Ash Wednesday), this equals a total of 46 days. I decided to pick a different charity for each week and donate $50 (46 rounded up). Every Friday, I will post information about the organization for the week, including an interview with a representative (founder, CEO, staff member, etc.). Though $50 is not much, I’m hoping to do two things: 1.) lead by example and Read More