Category: Faith

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How to Look at the News When You Don’t Want To Anymore

Less-than-presidential presidential debates. A teen shooting children. A train crash. A bank under investigation. Are you hyperventilating yet? I avoid the news. I just can’t take the onslaught of doom. Rarely are the good...

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When The Walls Seem Too Close and God Too Far

As if the earth itself was rising up to meet the coming drops of water, the air was thick with the anticipation of being flattened back down. I opened the window and stretched my hand out...

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Why We Need to Redeem Sincerity

It feels awkward to say to someone that I want to pray for them. It feels strange to send someone an encouraging note telling them the strengths I see in them. Actually speaking an encouraging...

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How to Snuff Out Anxiety By Giving Birth to Anticipation

I want control. There are few times in my life where I have felt more out of control than during birth. The unknowns outweigh the knowns. I just gave birth to my third child....

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When Fear Threatens to Sink You

Sitting in a boat, a bunch of fishermen are having trouble getting to the other side of the lake because of the wind and waves. It’s late. They’re frustrated. Looking up, a ghost is coming...