Monthly Archives: October 2013

Receiving the Widow’s Two Copper Coins

Two Biblical writers (Luke and Mark) reserve 4 to 5 sentences to retell a very short story of Jesus watching people drop their offerings into the Temple treasury in Jerusalem. It was not unusual for the rich inhabitants of the city to “throw in” large amounts of their wealth into the Temple coffers. Their gold and silver would Continue reading



I’ve been haunted for a few weeks now by an interaction I had with my friend, Hung. One evening towards the end of the summer, I went to our community garden by myself to hang up some square boards that the kids in the community had painted pictures on the week prior.  I was thinking about the symbolism behind “hanging up art” in a new home or in the community: Would this garden and its impact be here to stay? Continue reading