The Revolution That Is Christmas

“(Christmas) is terrible news to people who exploit and oppress. It’s every earthly King’s nightmare–a new King and a new Kingdom with equality and freedom and truth as its building blocks. It’s incredible. It’s a revolution. It’s an overthrow–it’s a new way to live. It’s God’s kingdom come.” By Danielle Strickland | Twitter: @djstrickland I’m […]

The Multiplication of the Peanut Butter, Gingerbread Houses and KD

“I have to remind myself: I can’t do everything, but I can do something.” By Daniela Schwartz Twitter: @danielatweets I grew up poor.  I knew what hungry felt like—lonely and forgotten. I knew what standing in the food bank line-up felt like, my face burning in shame, praying no one from school would see me […]

These Eyes of Mine: A Fresh Perspective

“All along, I had been lead to believe that this part of my body was unacceptable; that I had to fight against the natural progression. I had been measuring with the wrong stick.” By Olive Chan  “Haha, you’re cross-eyed!” “Cross-eyed! Cross-eyed!” The kids in the schoolyard mercilessly taunted me. This, unfortunately, was one of my earliest […]

Opening the Door on Halloween

“I wanted to be a ‘lights on’ Christian.” By Daniela Schwartz | Twitter: @dannyschwartz I’m walking with my Dad. The evening is cool and almost every porch is lit up with the eerie glow of pumpkin faces. I’m swinging my pillowcase of candy, excited by the weight of it. I can’t wait to get home and dump […]

RISE: In the Words of the Uneducated

“It hurt, going from being a straight A student, to failing.” Growing up, I was rebellious. Granted, I had valid reasons for my rebellion. Over a period of five years, I experienced more than any one person should have to experience in a lifetime. My parents divorced and, in that time, gone on to new […]