Not God’s Tools

Tony Kriz storytelling at Faith & Culture 2014, Newberg, Oregon

  I had stayed too long, visiting. Not an uncommon occurrence for me. He  - Jelani Greenidge – had pulled his chair up next to mine and introduced himself. Said his wife wouldn’t forgive him if he didn’t. We were friends of sort already, before gathering over Chipotle chicken in the basement of Newberg Friends [Read More...]

Praying for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

    The first rule of thumb is to get your facts straight first. You can distort them later as you please, said the beloved Mark Twain. Mardi Gras didn’t start in New Orleans. In 1703 the small French colony of Mobile observed the first Mardi Gras. The first of the mystic societies were formed in the 1830s. [Read More...]

Our Greatest Distraction

distraction

“I think God wants us to be whole, too, but maybe sometimes the only way he can make us whole is to teach us things we can learn only by being not whole. “ Madeleine L’Engle Irrational Season My daughter and I have this laugh we share. It comes from something I told my children [Read More...]


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