The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

Posts tagged ‘community’

Community Part II

The loss of whole days to incapacitating back pain ultimately cost me my freelance design job (understandably so, the man who hired me was truly sorry…

Community Part I

Community living is loud. At any given moment, doors are slamming, kids are shouting, sirens are blaring on the streets below, the sounds of guitars and…

Jean Vanier

What made me join JPUSA thirty years ago, and would I do the same thing today? That thing I was looking for back then is the…

Why I Stayed

I first heard of intentional community when reading the book Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne the summer after my freshman year of college. That book completely…

The Unexpected

When I moved into Jesus People, I moved into a room two doors down from another woman named Sarah.  Sarah was, and is, one of my…

Mornings

Mornings are my least communally-minded time of day. I don’t like most people right then—and I definitely don’t like talking to them. I wake up, and…

Ugly Mugs

At JPUSA we have a tradition of collecting and using “ugly mugs” from thrift stores in our neighborhood. Our use of tableware has gone through several…