I grew up in the Church of the Nazarene and for decades, was steeped in the Holiness Tradition. It was a beautiful way to grow up. Some may believe that the holiness tradition means separation, but as Scot McKnight explains on his Patheos blog, Jesus Creed, true holiness is a fire burning in one direction. […]
My friends at Bonita Park Campground posted this long lost picture of my parents and me on their Facebook page. I attended Nazarene church camp at Bonita Park in 4th and 5th grade. I am so happy to have this picture!
I was 10-years-old and life unfolded like laundry on a line. We were sheets baked in the wind, our dreams heavy like wet, pilling blankets pinned to wire. I was pulled taut between two poles, my mother, my father. Fastened in 15 different places — to shame and hope, secrets and fear. But, also to God, […]