The Surprising Reason Receiving Is As Good As Giving

"Where are my Christmas presents?" my son whined in the kitchen a few days before the holiday festivities began. Nervous I was raising one of those kids, you know, the demanding ones, I reassured him Christmas was coming, but quickly tacked on a reminder that Christmas is not just about gifts. "We want to be givers," … Continue reading The Surprising Reason Receiving Is As Good As Giving

When You Don’t Want to Wait Any Longer

It's all so magical, the belly-warming glow of the lights juxtaposed with the sparkling winter chill, bells lingering in the air, chimed from towers and bell choirs, scheming up just the perfect gift for children and friends, imagining their faces a million times before they even open the gift: there is so much to love … Continue reading When You Don’t Want to Wait Any Longer

What God As A Baby Says About Burnt Dinner And Broken Toys

Jesus, I've been waiting to talk to you. Waiting until the topic was big enough to matter. Waiting to hear your opinion on an issue more significant than laundry. But the other day, while I folded my clothes before bed, I realized something. You're not simply a God of big, abstract, distant things. You're a … Continue reading What God As A Baby Says About Burnt Dinner And Broken Toys

How Tradition Heals The World

This year more than ever, I am thankful for tradition. Not so much the ritual of it, but what it means. It's a coming up for air, a gasp of relief.  During the past year, I overcame a debilitating perspective of God and the world, life inside a tormented mind, a world I had never … Continue reading How Tradition Heals The World