On Becoming Real

Gina Butz loved, poetry 2 Comments

People often tell me I’m authentic. I hope so, but I know it hasn’t always been the case. My journey of understanding what it means to be real, and learning to embrace it, began years ago. When I was a youngster, I was a drama geek. I had no idea how uncool that was, but it didn’t matter because I loved it. …

Tell Me the Truth

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It’s important to tell ourselves the truth, but sometimes, we need others to do it for us. During this time of sabbatical, I have been reminded how desperately reliant I am on God and His truth, and how challenging it can be for me to invite others to carry me in the journey. Years ago, during a time of burnout, God …

Bread Upon the Waters

Gina Butz faith, poetry 0 Comments

This afternoon I had the opportunity to share a few thoughts about our transition at our World Wide Day of Prayer. It should be noted that until last night, I was imagining the WWDOP here the way it happened in previous years – about 40 of us in a basement sitting around tables. It was good for me to know, …