I’m not afraid of government overreach as much as I’m afraid of citizens mutual intolerance of each other. I’m not afraid of a virus as much as I’m afraid of the anger that is growing between those who hold different perspectives. I’m not as afraid that we need to fight for a right to worship … More No Bitter Aftertaste
Easter is this weekend, and I promise you that the temples will still be full. Inanimate temples made with the hands of man, may stand empty, but the living temples of our souls will be full. Acts 17:24-28 24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of … More Emmanuel, God with us.
What should we do during COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide scrambling? I know my roll and it isn’t toilet paper. I’ve been told what lane to drive in and where to focus my eyes set on the horizon. Regardless of long lines, food and toilet paper shortages, and grim outlooks… My concern cannot be not only … More Eyes On The Prize
This year, my son has been enduring religious persecution from a physics teacher in his high school. I’ve had to get involved, and honestly it’s been a horrible process. It’s kept me up at night, I’ve spent hours carefully typing and wording emails, talking to school staff on the phone, and it’s been exhausting. It … More Cruelty- Free
My almost 3 yr old nephew burst in my master bedroom the other night. I’d just received a text letting me know that a very close friend of mine, was fighting for her life at that very moment. I was sitting on the edge of my bed praying and crying. He ran over and said, … More God is good, our faith is strong, but the pain is real.
I have a tendency to tear myself apart. As a child, I was told by various adults around me, that I “talked too much,” and that I was “annoying.” My middle school math teacher told my mom that I, “had ADHD and needed medication.” She wasn’t the first teacher either. I have a tendency to … More Under Pressure
I messed up this week while making a comment on Facebook. I know. I should have known better. It’s a trap. Speak nothing but rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies on social media. I’d made a statement about the law, and someone I didn’t know responded, “Make sure you know what the laws are before you … More Trippin
It really hurts to hug a porcupine. This seems logical, but when we are talking about emotional relationships it’s not. We all know some porcupines. They are in our daily lives. Some through social media, the doctor’s office, church, and our own home. Interactions with porcupines can really hurt. Even our gentlest approach can … More Don’t hug porcupines.
Ten years ago, a dear friend of mine was in a very bad place in life. Addiction, anger, depression, trouble with the law, and ashamed. I love this man like a brother. I know that when one of the flock wanders off, we struggle to know how to reach out, how to put our personal … More Feeling sheepish.
When I was a kid, we got to spend a week during the summer with our grandparents in St. Louis. It was one of the highlights of our year. Usually when the time was over and we were on our way home, they would drive us the 7 hours home to Cincinnati. We were young … More Lifesavers