What My Father Gave Me

Honor your father and your mother (which is the first commandment with a promise) so that it may be well with you, and that you may have long life on the earth.—Ephesians 6:2-3

This Father’s Day is my first without my father in this world. As I’ve shared before, ours was a complicated relationship, largely because of people who kept us apart (more…)

Why Bother?

We broken humans often get ourselves into a fix-it mentality. When our personal or professional lives are a mess, we try to find a quick fix that we can apply so we can move on. When those fixes fail, we come to find out that the problem is – gasp! – us, and there’s no quick fix for that. 

So then we (more…)

The Lonely Days

Most of our lives are spent in the busy days. The days of mostly eating and sleeping lead to the days of mostly discovering and playing, leading to the days of school and activities, leading to the days of friend-centered dependence-independence, leading to the days of complete independence, leading to the days of marriage, leading to the days of children, and (more…)