Hearing from God
I have heard from God exactly one time.
Should We Pray for Healing?
On Sunday during announcement time I tallied up the number of prayer requests in our bulletin (28) and the number of them that concerned health problems (20). This week [...]
Mentoring Beyond Conventional Morality
One of the last classes in my master's degree covered developmental theory. While studying Kohlberg’s stages of moral development, I read an article which stated there is actually an [...]
Big, Wealthy, and White Collar – Is This the Only Church Worth Serving?
When I announced my engagement a few years ago, one friend wrote to say he was very happy for me but wondered if I might be squandering my talents on [...]
About Growing Up
Do People Change?
Even slight changes in patterns of behavior or thought are excruciatingly hard, and most of us won’t go through it unless we’re forced to.
What do you need?
Our anxiety shrinks the gospel because it says we need certainty, control, or happy circumstances to be okay. And that’s not true.
I’d been looking forward to this concert for three months, and now it was going to be ruined. The last time I saw the Indigo Girls was in Nashville, [...]
About Being a Woman
Step-parenting Q&A, part 2
A story from my friend Kathy who has navigated a different stepmom journey, with two of her own kids and a long journey to a truly blended family.
If you're not one yourself, you know lots of stepparents. What do they want you to know? What questions do you wish you could ask them?
A Quiet Thing
I love to anticipate things. I told Matt early on in our relationship that I always need something to look forward to. This doesn’t have to be a spendy vacation or [...]
A Bit of Hope
America has been dysfunctional and polarized before. We got out of it then – and if we learn from that, we can do it again.
My Favorite Things
Everyone from Oprah to The New York Times is offering shopping recommendations this year. So why not me (even if my favorites include Walmart storage bins and Aldi candles)?
What Are You Even Doing?
I'm much less interested in your opinionated posts and much more interested in what you're doing about the beliefs behind them.