The Larger Prayer

The Larger Prayer

Artist’s Statement “The Larger Prayer”, 2022 (title inspired by the original poetry of Ednah Dow Cheney) Teal & Tangerine CollectionMixed Media, Paper, Acrylic & CoffeeAbstract ExpressionismArtist: Betsy Ekle Statement/Contemplation: This piece was somewhat of...
From Welcoming to Belonging

From Welcoming to Belonging

“My sister, Sara, passed away 6 years ago. She would have been 50 years oldthis year. She died from complications from a rare genetic bone disease calledOsteogenesis Imperfecta, sometimes called Brittle Bone Disease. She was born“different”, but we, as a family,...
Reflections on Great Joy for ALL the People

Reflections on Great Joy for ALL the People

Yesterday at Journey, we started a series of conversations called For All The People. It’s a Christmas series, quoting Luke 2:10 and focusing on the “All the peopleness” of this good news.  Mike took us through the genealogy of Jesus found in Matthew and drew our...
Did you see the light today?

Did you see the light today?

“Christmas has become cozy. Advent calls us to stay awake.” – NT WrightI’m a fan of things like Advent and Lent because they invite us to join people all over the world to collectively slow down and turn our attention towards Jesus in a communal way. Advent...
Don’t Be Afraid, Just Show Up.

Don’t Be Afraid, Just Show Up.

As I’ve read through the Gospels, particularly the interactions between Jesus and His disciples, I’m struck with two basic commands, for lack of a better word, that Jesus implores: don’t be afraid, and just show up. This is the Gospel according to Chase, in my words....
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