Can we stop for a shared moment of brutal honesty here? Online friends have several times mentioned feeling ignored and disconnected, even shuffled aside by their families, their friends, and especially their churches. The reason? Chronic or severe illness, or just being a little under the weather. They aren’t perfectly well, so… no one sees them as
Do you ever wake up thinking really random things? This morning I woke up this morning thinking, “What about Barabbas?” This turned out not to be as random as I first thought. After all, it’s Lent. And then there’s the sad, miserable reality of the human condition that Barabbas’s sordid little life encompasses. Barabbas comes into our
Reposted from February 14, 2014: You may have noticed that I’m not pushing a lot of mushy-gushy romantic love on my website– There’s a reason for that! Not everyone enjoys that emphasis to Valentines Day, especially when they don’t have that someone special to share those romantic feelings with! While I’m not into the mushy-gushy side
Reposted from September 9, 2013: I got into a theological discussion (two years ago now) with a friend. (and some of you are saying, “Uh oh!) It was a friendly discussion! Really! She wanted to know why some people write God’s name as G_d. I don’t know for sure. I have some ideas on it though… My
Reposted from August 21, 2013: Trust is a delicate thing, and yet it makes the world go round. We can’t live without trust. Our economy is built on trust. Relationships live or die on trust. Marriage, peace treaties, and trade agreements all are made possible by trust that the parties involved will honor their agreements.
Reposted from May 29, 2013: The Bible is not a picky-eater buffet; the Bible is a 66 course meal. My credentials that are relevant to this post: I graduated from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC with a degree in Bible. When you’re eating at a buffet, you get to choose which dishes you’re going
Re-posted from May 9, 2013: My current word count has broken 77,000 words. When I was in great difficulty several years ago, it seemed that God didn’t hear my prayers. Yet all the time, He was listening and providing, and when I reached that darkest hour where I had nowhere left to turn, He was
Reposted from May 5, 2013: A Little Background: I’ve been participating in a discussion among creative types about why we have allowed God to be pushed to the side in our daily lives and in the public arena; whether or not this sidelining of God is doing any harm; and what, if any role God