When Church is a Choice.
“We have decided to let our kids choose whether or not they go to church and to pick their own religion. We tell them God exists, but how they choose to believe in God, or whether they go to church or not, is up to them.” I have heard this statement from parents many times. They […]
To those who suffer in silence. To those for whom no blog is written, no book is published, no Facebook page is “liked,” no jars for pennies are presented at the gas station, no picture is on the grocery store window. To those who walk with a diagnosis every day and manage medicine, treatment, research, doctor […]
There is a meeting. There is a problem. Discussion. Solution. Agreement. Resolution. Adjournment. Everyone goes home. Suddenly an email pops up. A phone call is made. A conversation happens in the parking lot. A cyber meeting takes place. Chaos ensues. The problem is not solved. It just got worse. There is confusion. Frustration. Finger pointing. […]
“Death seems scary to me,” she said, as we drove out of the parking lot after Good Friday services. Behind us the purple sunset sky, along with the memory of a bare sanctuary, extinguished candles, blackened cross, and the words of John. It is finished. “That story,” she said, “Is so intense, uncomfortable, painful. But I know what […]