This is Their Christmas

This is Their Christmas

“For a lot of people, this is their Christmas,” Greg, the Executive Director of Bienvenidos Food Bank, told me as we talked about our Community Christmas Celebration. On a weekly basis, Greg and his team serve 200+ families in our neighborhood. For a lot of folks,...
We Are, All of Us, So Wonderfully Complex

We Are, All of Us, So Wonderfully Complex

It’s amazing how, after having spent 10 years — most of my adult life so far — here in the States, I’m beginning to forget what it felt like to grow up in the far-away land of Brazil. It’s almost as if the memories that sustained such a crucial aspect of my history...
May We Move Together in the Adventure Sent to Us

May We Move Together in the Adventure Sent to Us

On our way to the vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting, my 11 year-old daughter Aria asked me the meaning of the word “vigil.” She was quiet. Eventually she said, “Mom, it scares me to go to things like this with you.” Ug, I thought, what do I do? I could...
Beauty Can Be Elusive

Beauty Can Be Elusive

This week’s article is submitted by Jeana Pynes, Pastor of Families and Community Engagement, just returned from a summer sabbatical. Hello my Highlands Friends, I’m back! And if I had to choose one word to describe my sabbatical summer, it would be beauty....
Is Connection a Fantasy, Church?

Is Connection a Fantasy, Church?

WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO FIRST with Heather Nelson and her grandpa, evangelical icon, Chuck Swindoll. This week’s article is by Highlander and director of Khesed Wellness, Heather Nelson. Glennon Doyle Melton posted on her Instagram a couple weeks ago a quote by...