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17 May

Have You Ever Felt Not Enough? | Carrie Louer

   Have you ever felt. . .”not enough”?*  I have!  Since I’ve come to New York, and as I have compared myself to the competent and beautiful people I have met here (YOU), I have...

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29 Mar

Celebrating Easter Every Day | Eric Gravelle

I'm writing this blog post on the morning of Easter.  King Jesus has risen and I feel my affections being moved for a God whose love is unmatched.  My son Andrew is almost 3 months...

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05 Jan

5 Words for 2016

The sun has yet to rise on the last day of 2015.  The silence of the morning affords space to ponder the coming year. These 5 words come to mind:   Rest:  How can it be...

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03 Nov

What Daniel Murphy Taught Me About Failure | Carrie Louer

November 1st 2015 was a big day in NYC! Over 50 thousand runners ran, jogged, shuffled and limped the 26point2 miles of the TCS NYC marathon. The 5 borough course was lined with welcoming New...

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06 Aug

When you can’t get it together | Carrie Walker

The 7 train was taking forever! Every fiber of my being wanted to blame the MTA for my anticipated tardy church entrance. Blaming the MTA created a temporary shield from the pummeling of myself for...

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26 May

Being a Self-Differentiated Leader | Carrie Louer

Two years ago at this time, I was smack in the middle of working on my final project for a master’s degree. The topic: Raising Up Leaders in the Millennial Generation for the Shalom (holistic well-being)...

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06 Apr

The Great Yes | Carrie Walker Louer

Nicholas Kristof is an op-ed columnist for the NY Times. I am a big fan. I don’t always agree with him, but he always makes me think. Nicholas gives a voice for the voiceless and...

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15 Dec

His Dwelling Among Us- Carrie Louer

  Tonight I channeled my junior-high-self. I played the role of a baby sitter. I have often grieved the reality of not having my own children and I try to be intentional in getting my...