Beyond the Red Chair Blog

The Beyond Kindness Tour is Born!

I’ve been afraid to turn on the news lately.  Well not so much afraid, as frustrated.  And disheartened.  I’m sure you feel it too.  It’s nothing new.  We’ve been feeling this way for some months. I wrote this earlier this year, but I think the sentiment still...

I Am Not Kind

I wasn't born with it.  It doesn’t come naturally.  I don't seek it out.  I am not… kind.  Oh, I am adept at being nice… Mannerly. Agreeable. Polite. Pleasing. Even delightful.   I am nice but I don’t have the heart of kindness, and there my friends is the difference....

Slavery Footprint Understanding- Part 2

Last post I talked about taking the survey at Slavery Footprint.  It hit me like a Mack truck and my head was reeling all day.  Did you take your own survey?  How did you feel after it?   A few days have passed and life has gone on. Cooking, packing for a trip,...

How Many Slaves Work for You? Part 1

  You know when you’re feeling pretty good about something then all of a sudden the rug is pulled out and you feel crappy?  That happened when I was innocently rabbit trailing on Instagram.  Or Facebook, I can’t even remember now.  I found this website called...

Revisiting

I'm reminiscing the day when I moved to San Francisco from the idyllic town of Danville, California.  I wrote this after one of my first adventures exploring the city in 2013. And what I think about it now that I've moved back to the suburbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Postpartum Mary

Amazement turned into wonderment.  Wonderment turned into waiting.  Waiting turned into anticipation. Anticipation turned into Advent. Then did Advent turn into doubt?   Those nine months for Mary were the most un-precedented, un-predicted months in a young girl’s...

The ONE Thing

During this busy, crazy, hectic holiday season we get worried and upset over many things, but Jesus says there is only ONE thing that truly matters, whether its Christmas or not.  So grab a cup of your favorite, get in an easy chair and have a listen to a message I...

Let’s Be Friends

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