Thoughts On Friendship: “I Don’t Need You!”

Ricky was the most popular guy in our fourth grade culture—smart, admired by all the girls, good in sports, and hip in that grade school kind of way. Everyone wanted to be Ricky’s best friend. And I was … for about three days. I remember how great it felt living in...

Finding Your #Community of Faith

Community is one of the current buzz words in Christianity, and I’m thankful for that. However, saying we value community and living as if we value community are two different things. Last week I came across many discussion on social media between some of the...

My Election Results Hangover

A lot of Christians voted yesterday, and I was one of them. But I’m not that excited about it. Today the election results meant that the talking heads are talking their heads off, and many Christians are taking sides. My inbox is full of warnings of what will...

The Worst Excuse to Avoid #Community

I Want to Be Alone! It was the last thing I wanted to do—be around a group of people. I was bone-tired and emotionally spent. A desperate phone call the night before had left Judy and me sleepless. Two of our very best friends had been killed in a car accident in...

The Upside of Suffering for the Child of God

Anxieties of the Night Eighteen years ago I almost died from a disease that cause my organs to fail and my skin to fall off. Here’s what I wrote in my journal on the first night life began to normalize: “Last night was the first night off meds–pain...