My Journey to Manhood

“I, Garett Collins, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” This was the honorary speech I repeated at the Military Entrance Processing Station. I was  18 years old and fresh out of high school. I thought that the military was the right path for me and my …

compassion requires us to...

Compassion Requires Us To…

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and …

compassion asks us

Compassion Asks Us…

photo credit: Jackie Streng “Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless …