The Potential Perils of Self (ie)-Esteem

The hunt for self-esteem is everywhere. Advice on how to achieve it can be found in parenting articles, business coaching, and the self-help section of every bookstore. According to the Harvard Business Review: Self-esteem…

Continue reading

Advent: A Hopeful Story

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you’re hoping to receive? (Rule out the fact that, as an adult, you could probably acquire this…

Continue reading

Defeating Your Past

Do you ever feel like your faults, failures and past sins disqualify you from being used by God? Sometimes those voices that tell me those things get so overpowering that I start…

Continue reading

A Dozen Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2020 Edition)

A Dozen Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2020 Edition) 1) Make everyone stay at the table for a full hour.  Set a timer.  No one leaves. No one.  And not a bit of dessert or a…

Continue reading

God Speaks

God speaks to us through creation. He speaks to us through his Word. God speaks to us through quiet hearts. When I was little, I was baffled—BAFFLED—by Jesus’ desire to pray. “Why would…

Continue reading

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

When injustice assaultsagainwhen image-bearers dieagainwhen grieving mothers mournagainwhen communities lamentagainwhen eyes are closedagainwhen backs are turnedagainwhen right takes a hitagainwhen business as usual returnsagainwhen accountability is questionedagainwhen narratives are twistedagainwhen anger risesagainwhen…

Continue reading

Changing Seasons

September 29, 2020, 2:36 p.m. Outside my window trees are tossing down their crimson, golden and blaze orange leaves, unfurling a vibrant welcome mat for the changing season. The newly cool autumn…

Continue reading

Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics

Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics If you’re on social media or are watching the news for more than twelve seconds, you’re sure to spot some sort of rant about a political figure.…

Continue reading

Faith in Turmoil and Tumult

Over the last few months, we all have seen the memes about 2020. My favorite: “If 2020 were a piñata” superimposed over a picture of a huge paper wasp nest. I love…

Continue reading

Where Can We Turn for Certain Hope in Uncertain Days?

Where do you go for hope? Where do you turn when the world feels upside down? What comforts you when life goes off the rails?  Here are four truths from scripture that…

Continue reading