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Living My Faith

Schadenfreude not allowed

Laughing at and enjoying other people’s misfortunes is in our DNA. Renaissance-era puppeteers invented the “Punch and Judy” routines where one puppet with a…

Life’s Challenges

The problem with coping mechanisms

Each day seems to bring a new announcement or policy concerning the pandemic that challenges our normal way of life. At the church where…

Social Issues

Cancel culture

Cancel culture. A few years ago, I didn’t even know those words could be combined in a way that would make sense. Now, I…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Life’s Challenges

Not the same

Since 2013, I’ve worked as an elderly companion. While caring for my first client, I met a lively British lady who lived through WWII….

Living My Faith

Where’s home for you?

My husband and I recently went to a neighborhood meeting to hear about what’s going on in our community. We went with pure intentions,…

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Couples

Day 1 The #1 thing for couples to do Healthy relationships were already hard enough. Creating and maintaining a you-first, quick-to-listen, how-can-I-help relationship took…

Life’s Challenges

During corona, your pastor needs you

The other day, the pastors at our congregation wanted to make sure our church was making it through the new world that the coronavirus…

Life’s Challenges

Sitting with you

This is not what I intended to write. For a month now, I’ve had a topic chosen, and it’s been rattling around my mind…

Living My Faith

Blessing #8—Teaching Us Gospel Theology

Right when the coronavirus was snowballing into a global pandemic, I was trying to get home. After an abbreviated trip to Israel, I was…

Life’s Challenges

In a corona world, love like a local

I made the mistake (again) of checking the news today. The headlines (again) were global. “America may be at its most dangerous point.” “Italy…

Who is God?

A little glimpse of God

It’s easy to see the big ways God works in our lives: the plane that lands safely or a loved one recovering from an…