Recently several different people have expressed surprise (not in a good way) that I have changed in the past five to ten years. I have had so many responses rolling in my head for months now that I decided it warranted coming out of blog-hiatus to write. So here it is – why I migrated…… Continue reading Why I Migrated Away From The Tribe of Right-Wing, Conservative, Evangelical Christians
By now, we have all heard about the Syrian refugee crisis. Many Christian leaders and teachers are encouraging Christians to “stand up and be the Church,” as Ann Voskamp puts it. But as I scroll through Facebook or search for information about the Syrian refugees on the Internet, I also see dire warnings about how this…… Continue reading Christians, Refugees, and the Threat of the Trojan Horse
I am a thinker, a planner, a strategizer. But there are times when all my thinking and planning and strategizing doesn’t pan out the way I want. And there are times when, no matter how much I think and organize and coordinate, I am still truly powerless to control the entire situation. Do you ever…… Continue reading Wrestling with God
All week, we have had snow and temperatures much too cold for a state that was part of the Confederacy. With more snow today and negative numbers on the thermometer tomorrow, my children may not go to school for the rest of the week. Naturally, I am thinking back to this post I wrote last February, when my children…… Continue reading When The Novelty of Snow Wears Off
Sometimes I read the Psalms and I think David had multiple personality disorder. One second he’s crying out in anguish that God has forgotten him, forsaken him, that God remains silent and hides his face. Then with the very next breath, David is saying things like, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has…… Continue reading When God Disappoints Us
Jackson’s basketball team has come a long way. In their first game of the season, they entered the third quarter trailing just a little behind the opponent with a score of 32-0. Bless their hearts. When a boy in blue finally scored, all of the parents screamed and cheered as if we’d just nailed the…… Continue reading Almost Winning
Here’s the thing – sometimes it’s good for us to do things we’re not great at. I know this is true, yet I resist it. I prefer to stick with my things, the jobs and hobbies and opportunities that are right in my wheelhouse. See, I have this strong theory about operating in our…… Continue reading But I’m dumb at math!