The thing we’ll regret from the legalization of same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage is legalized–and I know we have all read 537 articles telling us so. This blog will make it 538. In all honesty, as soon as I heard the news I told myself under my breath, “I’m not writing about this one.” … Continue reading

It isn’t a sin to get mad at God

Here I sit in the early morning light and my whole house is still asleep except for me. There is a decorative pumpkin already on the coffee table and a candle that smells like cinnamon. And every now and then … Continue reading

Forgiving Cain: And everything else we owe to the undeserving

In the past, challenges have usually turned my mind toward Christ. But something that just happened recently turned my mind toward Cain as well.   Yes, that Cain.   The Cain who killed his brother thousands of years ago and has … Continue reading

When the “wings of eagles” aren’t yours: Dealing with mental and physical illness

I write this while flat on my back on the couch. The World Cup buzzes in the background and I catch myself just staring at it every now and then, almost too weak to type. I’ve been laid up in … Continue reading

Everything you’re not: And why it keeps getting in the way

I believe in the power of words. Very, very much so. All my life it’s been one of my strongest beliefs along with one of my greatest loves. Maybe it started back when I finished my first Steinbeck novel and … Continue reading

I can do without: Lessons from a one-legged crow

Mother nature can be a funny thing. I don’t think it means to be smart or inspiring, even though it often is. I mean, think about it. The sun doesn’t set out each day to look absolutely breathtaking and I don’t … Continue reading

It’s your turn to rise again: A letter to a sinner

I thought of you today. It’s a day before Easter Sunday and I was finally able to see “Son of God” in theaters. A fitting time, if you ask me. Throughout the movie I tended to focus on a particular person: The sinner. Judas, … Continue reading