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You Can’t Judge and Love at the Same Time?

You Can’t Judge and Love at the Same Time?

Anybody heard of Caitlyn Jenner? Of course you have, because it’s almost impossible to not see her, now. The world is in fervor over former Olympian Bruce Jenner now coming out as a transgender woman. Although personal reactions from people have been all over the board, the predominant cultural response to Caitlyn Jenner is approval, […]

Love That the World Calls Hate

Love That the World Calls Hate

How can a Christian convey love and simultaneously live according to truth, in a world that deems the truth unloving? It’s a question that has reverberated in my life in so many ways. It is also a question that I believe will become more and more important for every Christian to answer in the days […]

Physical Proof? Or Proof Of His Presence?

Physical Proof? Or Proof Of His Presence?

Wanting Physical Proof   I have two weeks to wait for another ultrasound. Two weeks to find out: Am I going to receive the desire of my heart, or am I going to experience the second greatest heartbreak of my life? But, see, even those very questions – they put faith in where we all […]

God’s Promise To Me

God’s Promise To Me

It has taken a while for the reality to sink in; to believe that it’s really, truly, real… We are going to have more children. I kept one of the pregnancy tests (yeah, there were a bunch of them) out on the bathroom counter for about a week, just because I’ve dreamed about having a […]

My New Year’s Resolution

My New Year’s Resolution

I don’t normally do New Year’s resolutions. I mean, it already takes me, on a normal day, at least an hour to fall asleep at night due to my daily habit of pondering what I need to do better the next day or the next week or the next…you get the point. I could never […]

To Dominic on Your Birthday: The Measure of a Year

To Dominic on Your Birthday: The Measure of a Year

How do we measure a year? In birthdays. This one – your first – what does it measure? The ways we have loved you, without you, and how we have known pain unimagined, heartbreak, the stone cold hard reality of death at our door. Dreams ripped apart, theology torn Fists to the sky, fallen souls […]

My Mother’s Day Label

My Mother’s Day Label

The tears came again, today. Mother’s Day actually sneaked up on me this year, and I didn’t even realize it was coming up until two days before. Probably a good thing, that. No Label For Me This is the first Mother’s Day that I am a… Well, what am I, exactly? Certainly not an orphan […]

Easter’s Message of…Not Tolerance

Easter’s Message of…Not Tolerance

I hate tolerance. Wikipedia (the source for all things cultural, of course), defines tolerance as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.” The United Nations’ Declaration of Principles on Tolerance defines tolerance as “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich […]