"Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage." -- Br. David Steindl-Rast Photo credit: "trusting cooperation," Rolf Dietrich Brecher, 2018.
Word Continuing to share items from The BeZine, our sister publication. Today's sharing is from Lisa Ashley. Lisa is one of my chaplains in juvenile detention. In this non-fiction piece, she shares of the gentle relationships we develop among the most vulnerable staff. I share an excerpt from her and encourage you to read the entire piece at The BeZine. I Can Trust You, an excerpt from Lisa Ashley Two of Manuel’s co-workers used to watch the TV news during their break. Whenever Trump came on they would say, “That’s my guy!” Manuel told me they talked about the wall Trump promised to build. They said it was a good thing. “Right in front of me. They said that. That really hurt my feelings,” Manuel tells me. His head dips down towards his plate. When Manuel was first hired some twel
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Exodus 14:10-11, 13-14, 21: 10As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. 11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? 13But Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. 14The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.” 21Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided.