For the past three months, the news of death and illness has hung it’s weight across my heart. Those that have passed on include one of my husband’s oldest friends, one of my dad’s friends, my friend’s baby, several people I once went to church with, a youth leader I knew and cherished. My dad’s… Continue reading The Only Way Anything Will Change
I used to love the way I could be connected to the people in my life in the virtual realm. Now where once I was overjoyed to see the faces and stories of people, I feel a sinking sense of dread. Everyone seems to have been turned into a caricature of the real person they… Continue reading Try Holding On
I’m the kind of person who always wants to know why. Why do people do the things they do, say the things they say, make the choices they make? Why do some things work and some things fail? I like to know the why because I think the best way to make meaningful, lasting changes… Continue reading On Violence, Motivation, and Personal Responsibility When The World Seems To Be Burning Down Before Us
I want to say something, but what I have to say never feels like enough. Or, it seems like too much. I feel like I am sitting amidst some great divide and I can see both sides but can’t reach my arms far enough either way. I want to be a bridge, but I can’t… Continue reading Throw Me Your Rope
Glennon Melton recently wrote that “There is no such thing as other people’s children”. I agree and would add that there is no such thing as “other people”, at least not after you’ve opened up your life to the people that are around you, // When you speak of Muslims, when you speak… Continue reading There’s no such thing as “other” people
My current Netflix binge is NCIS. It’s a procedural crime drama following the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. There are plenty of scenes littered with someone yelling “You don’t have the need-to-know!” In case you don’t know, the term “need to know” is used to protect clandestine military operations from even someone with the highest security… Continue reading Do You Need To Know?