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3 words that will change your Valentine’s Day (especially if you’re single)

In my almost 40 years on the earth, I’ve experienced the four emotions of Valentine’s Day—loneliness, euphoria, pressure, and apathy. From puberty through my…

Living My Faith

I’m tired of rivalries

In the past two weeks, I’ve had a couple of people from two different schools say things—either outright or subtly—to let me know we…

Living My Faith

What this televangelist learned from televangelists

If words mean anything, I am technically a televangelist. Tele = “TV.” Ev = “Good” in Greek. Angel =“Messenger” in Greek. Since I am…

Depression & Anxiety

How to switch from reacting to preventing suicide

I met her at the airport. Within a few minutes, the woman told me, “I’ve been at two funerals in the past two months—and…

Life’s Challenges

The thing you need more than more time

I had a light bulb spiritual moment the other day. My friend and I were reflecting on the past summer, sharing struggles and spiritual…

Living My Faith

Showing up

Woody Allen is credited with saying, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If you check other sources, he might also have said that…

Bible 101

Our streets are so violent

The human race just can’t get over having been expelled from Paradise. We just cannot shake the illusion that there should be heaven on…

Bible 101

Where does your compass point?

If you are a fan of the movie series Pirates of the Caribbean, you know all about Captain Jack Sparrow’s magic compass. His compass did…

Living My Faith

Thinking the worst

Every year there are government elections of one sort or another, and they always leave me a little worn out. Between the ads, the…

Living My Faith

Stop talking about “right” and “wrong.” Nobody is listening anymore.

The previous generation seemed to believe in a “right” and a “wrong.” They had clear categories of moral behavior and immoral behavior. Some things were…

Friends & Family

An ode to the guy from the bathroom

I wish you would’ve met Charles. I assumed it was going to be a normal airport bathroom stop, squeezing my carry-on into the stall…