A Different Form of Emerald

My Joyous Feature

A flash of a green fortune will take a good moment to its place. Letting that drop of a green jewel come to its lovely detail. Like watching the sun sets again and once more. It can be looked at like a symbol of charm. Considering that green beauty shine through.

The velvet item is an emerald. Looking through it to discover that green item shine through. Spark up the eyes of an emerald. Setting a pure applause when you see it clearly. It’s like a smooth impression.

Keeping the gloss of an emerald can live that moment. Crossing over to a lovely Emerald City. Experiencing it in that delighted way. Feeling like a dreamy song. That emerald twist will never be the same.

View original post

Advertisements

Face It, We Worship a Refugee & Immigrant God. (repost)

progressiveredneckpreacher

With the recent debate about how to handle families including children at the US border, I want to spend a few days reposting some old blog posts I wrote for Progressive Redneck Preacher about immigration. Hope they bless you!

Micah

jesus-refugeeI recently shared about the many texts which speak to the experience of displaced people, immigrants, migrants, and the many who face threat due to some federal actions going on here in America.   These actions are not just being taken in America alone, but similar moves to exclude and put up barriers to displaced people are going on throughout the Western world, as people respond in fear to the movements of refugees fleeing for their lives.

For those of us who claim to be people of faith, particularly people of the Book – which Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claim to be – this is deeply ironic.  In a real and…

View original post 1,588 more words

Shepherding All God’s Creatures Has A New Site!

Shepherding All God's Creatures

Shepherding All God’s Creatures New Site Cover Photo

This blog post is being written to specifically introduce our new website!!  All of the articles that we have written have been transferred; all new content will now be written and published from the new site.

View original post 478 more words

How we Treat Immigrants and Refugees — a Black and White Issue in our Faith. (repost)

progressiveredneckpreacher

With the recent debate about how to handle families including children at the US border, I want to spend a few days reposting some old blog posts I wrote for Progressive Redneck Preacher about immigration. Hope they bless you!

Micah

refugeeI am writing on the heels of an amazing conference here in my new home of Durham, NC.  Duke University Divinity School sponsored a gathering called “Loving Your Neighbor”, a conference about involvement in the Sanctuary movement.

The Sanctuary movement is a faith-based movement where communities of faith such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples, are set aside as “safe spaces” for immigrants, refugees, and folks seeking asylum of all sorts, including those who are undocumented.  The event was planned before the swearing in of Republican President Donald Trump but seemed prophetically timed, as it occurred just immediately following his making executive orders and memorandums targeted at immigrants and refugees.

View original post 829 more words

Happy Autistic Pride Day!

imageToday is Autistic Pride Day.  Created in 2005 by Aspies for Freedom, this day poses a positive alternative to autism “cure” movements.  This day is for all autistic people to be accepted as they are.

Like similar social movements in June (International LGBT Pride Month, and National Indigenous Day in Canada), Autistic Pride Day consists of international events that celebrate the rich diversity within humankind.

What does Autistic Pride Day mean to you?  Feel free to share your comments!