We lost lives that day and we became patriotic for a few months. And now look at us—remembering where we were that day but forgetting WHO WE ARE AS PEOPLE.
It came on suddenly—this realization that there was no one to be proud of me anymore, at least not in the way my mother would glow at my achievements. Any future achievements won’t have her nodding head of approval.
One of the biggest events to ever happen in most people’s life happened to me last November–my mother died. I’ve written my grief out in small ways on Facebook, but until now, it has felt too personal to put out there into the world. Yet I know I must in order to heal, I mustContinue reading “My Mom Died”
The problem is that we as a society can’t look up from our phones long enough to see the tears rolling down the cheeks of the lady we passed in the grocery store.
Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking about our heated political AND Church environment. While those of us who are followers of Christ should allow our faith to inform the full spectrum of our lives, we must accept that our individual walks don’t always lead us to the same places or conclusions. It’s partContinue reading “Reaching Across the Great Divide”
I’ve been a very, very, very bad blogger. See, I started blogging in 2001-ish when it wasn’t a *THING* yet (check the archives!) but now it’s something everyone and her mother is doing. No, really, have you seen how many mom blogs are out there? (And, honestly, good for you, moms! You definitely need eachContinue reading “Kickstart My Beloved Heart?”
When I registered to vote, I was so proud to mark myself as a member of the Republican Party. I was proud to carry my voter’s registration card in my wallet and I was proud to vote for George W. Bush. Both times. When I renewed my driver’s license, I decided to change my partyContinue reading “I stand with them.”
I am a face of Medicaid, but I don’t often publicly share that I am recipient because of the shame I feel, particularly from my conservative Christian friends and family.
Originally published September 21, 2010. Because Bebo Norman is my most-loved singer/songwriter, I’m sharing this article again. It was one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done. Bebo is gracious, humble, and he uses music and word to cut to my heart. I’m sad he’s retired. By the way, don’t bother with any of the links because they’reContinue reading “Repost: Hitchhiking with Bebo Noroman”
You are discouraged and possibly suffering from ministry burn-out. If you build a great ministry with the vision God has given you, they will come. And you realize you don’t even want to come anymore.