Surviving a spiritual desert

Sometimes life can be completely and utterly exhausting. I’m talking stress from work, family, or money issues to being mentally spent or physically tired.  Sometimes, life can seem like one day floats into another one… especially when we are all stuck at home all day waiting for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. It canContinue reading “Surviving a spiritual desert”

On the altar of love

Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on the level of lockdown your county or state is under and definitely no wide-scale egg hunt. But maybe… Easter was more intimate. You were able to share a special time with your immediate family andContinue reading “On the altar of love”

Breaking point

It’s to that point. You know what that point is for you. Some of us have been stuck at home for several weeks… Maybe the house feels crowded or maybe it feels lonely. Maybe we miss our friends. Our “normal” routines. Our “normal” lives. I’ve seen countless memes on Facebook and Instagram about the quarantineContinue reading “Breaking point”

Is the resurrection of Jesus real?

At the stores, Easter appears to be the celebration of a big, fluffy bunny that leaves behind eggs filled with sweets.  But Christians market Easter differently. It is the day we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, one of the most important parts of Christianity.  If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, ChristianityContinue reading “Is the resurrection of Jesus real?”

On the verge of explosion

In the old days of mining, the miners took a canary bird down with them while they worked. This bird would normally tweet and sing, but when it stopped singing, the miners would evacuate because the bird could detect danger gases before humans could.  I used to love to sing.  I would sing in theContinue reading “On the verge of explosion”

A life-saving story

It was another cold, rainy day in Washington, D.C.  Steve, an African American in his late 40s, was making his usual rounds, picking up complete strangers, playing Christian music in the background, and trying his best to be genuinely nice to people he had never met and would probably never see again.  His Uber appContinue reading “A life-saving story”

Climbing out of the pit of despair

In the movie Princess Bride, the heroic Wesley finds himself trapped and tortured in the “Pit of Despair.” He is eventually murdered, but his friends Inigo and Fezzik take him to Miracle Max who brings him back to life for two reasons: because he is only “mostly dead” and because he has a strong reason toContinue reading “Climbing out of the pit of despair”

An open letter to my fellow millenials

Dear fellow millennials. We could be the generation to change the world, if we changed a few things first. The world “millennial” is already a loaded word, like “librarian” is associated with being a mean, old lady with glasses who is boring and has at least three cats. But, I would think the stereotypes ofContinue reading “An open letter to my fellow millenials”

Five reasons why you should read your Bible

It’s something we’ve heard preached about plenty of times. It’s almost like broccoli: We know it’s good for us, but we don’t want to eat it because maybe we haven’t acquired a taste for it or not tried it steamed or baked with cheese yet.  It’s definitely not easy, and it requires discipline and perhapsContinue reading “Five reasons why you should read your Bible”