Not Even a Text Message?

Just as Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas every year, so Jesus and his family—along with their relatives and friends—celebrated Passover every year. It was a big to-do. Each spring in the Hebrew month of Nisan they trekked from their home in Nazareth up to...

Conscious Conflict Management

Those of you who are familiar with the DiSC model of human behavior know that DiSC is an acronym for four types of human behavior. And that each behavioral style reacts differently depending on the situation.  Understanding the four styles is imperative to confronting...

4 Steps to Ease Conflict

In my work with church leaders and their congregations, I often hear the words, “They’re all good people.  Why can’t we just get along and work together?” Great question!  We’re all part of one human family, but that doesn’t save us...

5 Tips for Moving Toward the Common Good

Look up the words “common good” on Wikipedia, and you’ll find several examples of what the “common good” refers to in various religious and spiritual teachings, and a more general definition that states, “… the common good describes a specific ‘good’; that...

The Peace Forest

There I sat at a conference table with Betsy, Saba, Fatuma, Monir and Jeanette. We were not your typical tree-hugger types.  Three of us are Muslim, one is a cradle Christian, one is a former Evangelical Christian with New Thought leanings, and me, well I’m a...