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  • Love Don’t Make Things Nice

    Today I helped to train forty YMCA staff members in child abuse prevention. We had to discuss the realities of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. Immediately after that, I joined the leadership team to watch a surveillance video that captured the accidental drowning of a young child in a camp pool (not our …[ read more ]

  • Surviving Those We Lose

    I’ve been thinking about the Apostle John. He’s my favorite Biblical writer. His style, his way with words, the themes on which he focuses resonate with my spirit. But lately I’ve been thinking about the fact that he probably lived into his nineties. Whereas, according to tradition, we believe most of the other disciples were …[ read more ]

  • Time for a Makeover!

    So, last week I was horrified to see a woman repent on national television. She wept uncontrollably as she confessed to seeing the error of her former ways and vowed to change for the sake of those who were confronting her. re⋅pent [ri-pent] –verb (used without object) 1. to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for …[ read more ]

  • It’s Ruined! It’s All Ruined!

    It’s ruined! Are there more devastating words? I cringe when I hear those words whether they are spoken by a child weeping over rain soaked artwork or a friend decrying a failed marriage. “It’s ruined” is the first stone thrown through the perfect window of Eden, sending shards of glass sailing through time to penetrate …[ read more ]

  • How Do You Like Me Now?

    God isn’t like me. Did you know that a careful search of scripture will reveal to you that NO WHERE does God command us to LIKE him. I really want to be liked. If I were God, I would care if people liked me. I’d try to get them to like me and if I …[ read more ]