Anchors for Healthy Holiday Conversations

“You know, Dad, I think whoever shot the cherry pit likely isn’t even aware they did it. It wasn’t me, but I’m going to go ahead and pray for our meal now.” We were already holding hands around the breakfast table at my Dad’s house. Evidently he had fumed all night...

An Invitation to the In-Between

“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.” ―Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your...

Never Alone

I had the most beautiful experience this past fall. After church, my 5-month-old son and I met a friend and her three small children at a local park. It was a busy Sunday afternoon, with many families who were making the most of one last weekend to enjoy the park’s...