Childless Woman: “I Wanted That Suffering.”

I was pretty sure my parents were insane when I was a kid. It never made any sense to me when they’d talk about how they’d rather have something bad happen to them instead of to me. Well folks, that makes three of us, I guess. Being the good little narcissist, I agreed that I [Read More...]

I Continue to Fail “The Poor”

I’d like to think I’m pretty consistent in my advocacy for the poor. I have worked with numerous poverty-related nonprofits over the years, preached about it and worked on it in church, written about it, and so on. But in general, all of that remains at a large “macro” level. It is a nameless, faceless [Read More...]

Preacher or False Prophet?

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My first job in a church was as a music minister. I loved the senior pastor I served with, as did the congregation we faced every Sunday morning. He taught me a lot about worship, preaching and how to connect with people. One time we were at lunch, reflecting on the previous week’s service, when [Read More...]

Considering the options, I’ll take suffering

I write this knowing well that someone older than I am likely will post some snarky comment about how I know nothing about aging. But it’s on my mind and this is my blog…so there. I turn forty this week. For the most part, I think it’s great. I love my life, my family, and [Read More...]


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