By Cristin Cooper
On Wednesday, January 23, I came home to find one of my neighbors playing outside with her toddler and Pre-K children. The weather had turned unexpectedly nice and she was making the most of it.
As I looked on at their game of tag, I thought the moment made for a good conversation. So, I got out of my car and made my way over to them. My neighbor received my presence joyfully. Together we stood catching up on our Christmas and New Years holidays. Suddenly, her toddler fell down while running on concrete. No major harm had been done, though his interest in playing outside was extinguished.
“Well, that’s a wrap, time to go in,” my neighbor said.
By Tiffany Brooks
This month has been very exciting, without giving too many details Focused Vision’s presentation in Hawaii was a huge success, and ever since we returned with have been making huge strides. We have formed exciting new partnerships and have a lot coming down the pipeline in terms of identifying a school site to test out our hypothesis, and securing grant funding as well as resources for the school and its community. I want to share everything in details including names and locations however I am learning that not everything needs or must be shared especially in its early stages of development. It could be that tension between me always being secretive and protective over my ideas or a fear of everything falling apart and having to backtrack. I’m still optimistic, just cautious and working through allowing God to be God regardless of what that may look like.
By Rachel Luna
What is community? This question has been turning around in my mind. Over the past few years, I’ve found myself living in several “intentional communities” in different contexts. When I told people that I lived in these communities, I was almost always asked what made it “intentional.” I never knew how to answer that question and I found myself asking what makes it community. Is it a community because a large group of people live together or because we are in school or work together? What makes a community a community?