Let me speak the words I need to speak. Let me never find myself in the company of those who see me as a project rather than a human being. Let me never again let loneliness drive me to people who thrive on living fake lives. Let me seek out those who are okay with… Continue reading Let me….
When I was suffering through the deepest darkest depression I was encouraged to make a gratitude list. A few people asked me if I was counting my blessings and if I was even grateful for the gifts God has given me. So, in an effort to “do more, try harder” to end my depression, I… Continue reading Gratitude, Platitudes, Bad Advice and the Suffering Soul
“Every time God destroyed the pedestals I had placed other people on, I hated it. But, unbeknownst to me, God was teaching me something very important, the same thing I want to teach you: There are no super-Christians, and if you have found one, you have diminished yourself. It gets worse. When you have demeaned… Continue reading The False Idol of the Super-Christian (Quote by Steve Brown)
Warning: this post contains sensitive material that may be a trigger to some. My intent is just to share my story in hopes that church leaders might learn to be more sensitive in their dealings with single parents in the church. It was my very first visit to the singles group at the mega-church. As… Continue reading Single Mom in Church
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This is a message to all those who are single or who have spent any years in the Church as a single person. As a pastor who has served in local church ministry for the past 17 years, I wanted to apologize to you on behalf of so many of us who…
This morning I woke up at 4:30 to use the facilities. After a sneeze attack and frustrating tossing and turning, I fell back to sleep about 5:30. I awoke again at 6:30. In that hour I had a dream about dad and was bawling my eyes out. I probably woke up all the neighbors. Yes,… Continue reading Grief = Statement of Faith
I have been working on a very long post about masks. In the meantime I’ll share this: “When the requirement for acceptance in any particular group is to think certain thoughts, to act in certain ways, and to fit in certain molds—and we don’t think or act that way or fit the mold—we tend to… Continue reading The Disservice of Masks (Quote)