In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"
Our heads told us that this was the right decision, but nothing told our hearts to prepare for being wrecked.Read more "He Was Always With Us…"
I can’t overstate how important it is for each of us to have people in our lives that we allow to speak truth to us.Read more "I Had Become Toxic…"
Living constantly in the burden and pain of our suffering can either become an end destination or a passageway for each of us.Read more "When Hope is Lost (A Lesson from Birds)…"
In silence, I carried a heavy burden of heartache. In private, I struggled with intense guilt, shame, and depression. I never talked about my abortion to anyone. Ever.Read more "My Abortion…"
And if it is our blood that must be poured out, turning the seas to crimson, for the world to know the life-giving, cross-like love of Christ, then let the waves wash over this land in forgiveness for what you have done. For even in the face of death, our own blood will cry out and give testimony.Read more "A Message to ISIS…"
Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?Read more "Christ is Christmas (so there’s that)…"