Thursday, February 2, 2023

I’ve got the joy

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Content note: This story concerns miscarriage. Ayear ago, we knew we needed joy. Now we know only God produces it. As 2021 ended, my wife and I...

The way we were

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Life changes people. The question is, how and in what ways? We may grow up in similar circumstances, attend the same college and be...

Are you too sure?

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Assurance is not the first word we think of when it comes to conflict. We are more likely to think of the hymn, Blessed...

The road to reconciliation

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We all know conflict. We’ve all had some sort of dispute at some time in our lives. Conflict is a part of life. What’s...

When friends disagree

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A client recently detailed her complicated feelings about something a loved one posted on social media after a mass shooting. “She is like a grandmother...

Who is my neighbor?

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My son Matt gave me a Christmas present last year purporting to trace the origins of my personal DNA. Based on family stories, I...

Called to work and rest

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I grew up in an environment where work was highly valued. Some of my earliest memories are toiling in dust and sweat amidst vibrant...

Why aren’t we missionaries?

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Several years ago, when my son was in first grade, he angrily asked me why we weren’t missionaries. His accusatory tone had me feeling...