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24
Oct
2013
MWF Welcomes Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

MWF Welcomes Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith

There is a look in her eyes that seems to live in awareness with compassion, without entertaining. Love seems to be casting out fear, and Life is growing in this woman who is stepping into the reality of becoming and overflowing. She is learning by living among the homeless population. She tells stories about their hospitality and sharing as all have need. They may have nothing, but they do not seem to complain about sharing what little they may have among them.

16
Aug
2013
Community Finds You Wherever You Go

Community Finds You Wherever You Go

Written by Lisa Hancock

. . . in going on vacation, we also stepped out of the rhythm of communal life. We would have to be more intentional about doing morning prayer since it's just the two of us--which we have done--and we would miss the weekly meal that has become so vital and sacred to us. Interestingly enough, though, there's this thing that happens when you practice something long enough--it moves from an enforced practice to an embodied presence.

29
Jul
2013
The Soul is in the Stomach

The Soul is in the Stomach

Written by Brandon Lazarus

Around the table were our friends who lived on the street, or in a nice house down the street, students or professors, non-profit workers or non-profit clients, overworked or underworked, Christian or Buddhist. The table represented the diversity of our friends, family, and neighbors. Although many of these people seemed to have nothing in common, they all had one thing in common, a meal. During the meal discussion would flow between a wide array of topics and people learned about similarities they never would have expected. Many would come into the house only knowing one or two people but they left with a whole host of brothers and sisters.

25
May
2013
A Faith Journey at Romero House

A Faith Journey at Romero House

On my front door for the last 3 years there has been a sign posted that reads, “Micah 6:8 ‘do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.’” These have become three principles that I, as a Christian, have learned through the Epworth Project, that I am to follow. Not to follow when I choose, but a lifestyle to adopt. It is now a continuous action in my life that compliments all persons whom are made in the image of God. I have grown to understand that my mission in life is to walk alongside others, where ever they are in life, build holistic relationships, and to love unconditionally.

06
May
2013
Rev. Jerry Moore named first Abbot for The Epworth Project

Rev. Jerry Moore named first Abbot for The Epworth Project

“We are delighted to welcome Jerry to our team,” said Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, Co-Founder of the Foundation. “He brings many gifts and much wisdom to this role. We also recognize that appointing our first abbot represents a significant step forward in the growth of the Foundation. We are grateful to the Texas Methodist Foundation for the generous grant that makes this possible.”

23
Apr
2013
Testimony:  Discipleship as a Lifestyle

Testimony: Discipleship as a Lifestyle

Written by Clay Horton

Through participating in the Epworth project, I began to understand discipleship as a lifestyle. Living by a rule of life helped give my life a holy rhythm. This rhythm began first thing in the morning and continued until bed time. It taught me how to walk through the day in communion with God. The habit of reading scriptures, sharing meals, and praying with the other people in my house brought me closer to God in more ways than words can ever express.

04
Feb
2013
Fasting From Privacy

Fasting From Privacy

Written by Justin Hancock

What is it like to live in intentional community? Is it possible to co-exist in the same house with people with whom you aren’t related? What are the rules, obligations, and struggles of the neo-monastic life?

03
Dec
2012
It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know

It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know

Written by Brandon Lazarus

Homelessness is not always a result of the actions you take but the people you know. Brandon share about his experiences at the Bonhoeffer house and explains that when it comes to issues of social justice, it is not what you know but who you know.

13
Nov
2012
A Thin Place

A Thin Place

Written by Bret Wells

It is easy to become one who has seen but does not see. It is easy, but it is not mandatory. We do not have to become those who do not see. But be warned, to see - to truly see - is to be called into action. The missional imagination is not content with asylum, it leads us ever deeper into the search for the reality that we can see when we look beyond what we’ve seen. It faithfully, courageously, single-mindedly pursues the kingdom of God which turns all other kingdoms on their heads.

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