I typed too many words and hit send too fast. I was trying to soften the blow of news that felt so heavy it could crush someone. I was trying to fill a role that wasn’t mine to fill.
The no-nonsense approach of the 21-day challenge got my attention, and for the first time in a decade, I committed to memorizing Scripture. Here are some things I learned.
We often think of Lent as a time to "give something up." But what if we flipped the focus to what we are trying to gain. Will you join me in sharing just one way you hope to grow this Lent?
Arnie talked for a minute more, his curious energy bringing the Old Testament to life. As he sat down, I wanted to hug him. I wanted to say thank you for making a middle schooler interested in the book of Malachi.
I love David’s invitation in Psalm 34:8 to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” The verse is so tangible, a reminder that we can experience God's goodness. In what ways have you tasted and seen God's goodness this summer?
As we go through Holy Week and celebrate Easter Sunday, I'd love to know: What traditions and/or parts of the week are most meaningful to you?
Because in that moment when I felt like a total and complete failure, she gave me a new a brand new outlook. She wanted to hangout with me even if it meant changing her own pace to go my speed.
The Banner recently published a question about infant baptism versus dedication. The response pointed to Synod 2012's call to "refrain from rituals of infant or child dedication." Your thoughts?
In a recent interview with Complex magazine, Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber shared some of his thoughts on God, Christians, and going to church. How can, or should, we respond?
By the time August rolls around, I find that stress and anxiety are starting to appear more and more (right along with the mosquito bites). If I've been having so much fun, why am I stressed?