The spread of generosity

We see it over and over – a major crisis arises, and almost immediately the very best of humanity begins to emerge. We’ve observed this following natural disasters, such as floods, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes. This provides simple, straight-forward evidence that we’re not the products of some mindless, random, evolutionary process. Rather than taking a survival-of-the-fittest attitude, many of us rally together and find ways to help one another.
Tags:  COVID-19, Generosity, Tamasy

Silver linings

With news about the coronavirus breaking so rapidly, it’s hard to anticipate what the latest “scoop” will be. I recall the late Gilda Radner’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, who used to say, “It’s always something!” Bad news seems to beget bad news. But out of any crisis, important lessons can be learned. And most of the time, good emerges out of bad, pulling silver linings out of dark clouds that hover over us.
Tags:  COVID-19, Crisis, Hope, Promise, Lessons

Celebrating an Easter like no other

This year, despite the hopeful optimism of some of our government leaders, it’s likely the doors of most churches will be closed, with congregants having to settle for online Easter observances. For many followers of Jesus, Easter without physically attending a worship service is almost unimaginable. How can we worship without doing so in “the house of God”?
Tags:  Easter, Tamasy, Worship, COVID-19

Dealing with a pandemic of fear and loneliness

There's a lot of unknown for us right now, at work and at home. Fear of the unknown, fear of losing control, fear of losing everything, fear of homeschooling my kids. And loneliness … if this lasts for the long haul, will I be forgotten by those outside my house? Will this isolation create tension with those inside my house, in my relationships with my wife and my kids? Here are a few practical things that might help us fight our loneliness.
Tags:  Fear, Loneliness, COVID-19, Radical Mentoring, Harris