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  • How Do We Become Childlike in Dangerous Times?

    The older I get, the more I want to become like a child. Not to extend my life but to immerse myself in it. Jesus said that unless we turn and become like children, we will never enter the kingdom of heaven. He told us we must humble ourselves like a child and in this …[ read more ]

  • How to Endure Another Scary Christmas

    Here we are, facing another scary Christmas. Fear from COVID. Fear from disagreements about COVID. Fear from conspiracies, false news, and hoaxes. Conflict in the country. Conflict in the church. Divided families. Divided households. And all this on top of rampant inflation, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, crime, and unrest. How do we endure? First, …[ read more ]

  • Making Room (An Apology to the Innkeeper and His Wife)

    I believe we all owe an apology to a certain innkeeper and his wife. At the end of last summer, my son’s family moved in with my husband and me. That sounds like an event that had a beginning and an end. Really, it’s still in process, four months in. It’s hard making room – …[ read more ]

  • The Uncomfortable Comfort of God

    Have you ever received comfort that wasn’t really comforting? It happens all the time, right? At funerals, during illness, or during trials, we offer one another what we hope is comfort, but it doesn’t translate that way. And, sometimes, we receive false comfort. Like when my husband tells me my outfit is flattering but then …[ read more ]

  • God’s Mercy for the Clown

    Last Saturday night, some saw a hero. Others saw a villain. What I saw was a woman sharing a painful story with the world using the skill from which she derives her worth. Cecily Strong is a comedian on Saturday Night Live. Saturday, Cecily dressed as a clown on SNL to discuss the abortion she …[ read more ]