Lessons from my marriage: Three practices to build compassion when we disagree

Photo by Tim Douglas on Pexels.com I listened to Ashley Hales podcast, Finding Holy, the other day. Tish Warren Harrison, the guest, shared her desire to help the Church find a way, "...between capitulation and combativeness," in relating to those who see the world differently than they do. I'm always drawn to discussions about how … Continue reading Lessons from my marriage: Three practices to build compassion when we disagree

Purity culture: The fruit of our “lawish hearts”- A book review

A Culture Born from our "Of Works-ness" I'm listening to Dane Ortlund's audiobook version of Gentle and Lowly- The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers on my commute to and from work. Driving home the other day, the narrator read the title of the 20th chapter, "Our lawish hearts. His lavish heart." And as … Continue reading Purity culture: The fruit of our “lawish hearts”- A book review

Christians- get close. Stop idolizing and breaking others. Start serving them.

On May 27th,  the New York Times published the 100,000 names of people who died from Coronavirus.  If you scroll down the screen of the online piece, you'll see the images of humans scattered sparsley at first, then densly as time moves forward. Next to many of these human icons you'll read the name, age … Continue reading Christians- get close. Stop idolizing and breaking others. Start serving them.

Christian, don’t miss what Jesus calls you to this week

I hit an emotional low this week. Last week I crashed from the adrenaline of responding to this pandemic in my church, community, family and hospital. This week I've cried. A lot. The normal low-level fatigue I live with has become high-level. The irritability that signifies my depression has been showing. Hot tears have been … Continue reading Christian, don’t miss what Jesus calls you to this week