Jesus and Christmas Explained (In One Paragraph)

Jesus and Christmas Explained (In One Paragraph)

When people talk about “keeping Christ in Christmas,” which Christ are they taking about? Here’s a one-paragraph summary of the way the Bible tells the story of Christmas and the life of Jesus:: Jesus is born to an unwed, teenage woman of color. She, the child, and...
Thanking the Challenging Parts of You (5 min read)

Thanking the Challenging Parts of You (5 min read)

Does it ever feel like there is a fight happening inside your head? The sitcom version of the family debates and conversations over a Thanksgiving meal often have nothing on the real-life inner conflict and dialogue happening inside our minds. For me, there is a...
You Great Unfinished Symphony (13 min read)

You Great Unfinished Symphony (13 min read)

When you were a kid, did you know exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up? Firefighter, doctor, lawyer, zookeeper? I knew exactly what I wanted to be from the time I was six or seven. I wanted to be a grown-up, as clear as that. I didn’t really care what...
What Will Today Mean? (4 min read)

What Will Today Mean? (4 min read)

I’m writing at 5 am on Election Day, and I’m wondering, what will today mean? I’m writing at 5 am, because after daylight savings time, my 2 year old has been getting up seriously early each day, which means, so have I. We spend a lot of the mornings now in that in...