We Are People, Not Issues

I’ve been rattling this idea around in my head for a while, and the events of this week have sort of brought it to the forefront. It seems like a common sense thing to me, but maybe my common sense is defective. Anyway, here it goes: I am a person, not an issue. And so […]

The Best Political Commentary Around

My two kids are amazing. The stuff they say just boggles my mind sometimes. I know every parent feels like their children are certified-Grade-A genius, but my two make me wonder how much longer I can remain near the top of the intellectual food chain in our house. To wit: an out of the blue […]

The Christian Ombudsman

An ombudsman is usually someone hired to be an impartial observer of an organization’s practices and to bring to light certain situations that require special attention, either positive or negative. In other words, an ombudsman is someone who watches an organization and says, “This is good, keep doing it” or “This wasn’t so good, here’s […]

Living a Better Story

Every day is its own story; with the rising of the sun comes┬áconflict, twists, turns, and, if we’re paying attention, character development.┬áThe ultimate author of each day is God, but within our individual spheres, we are the ones at the keyboard. It is our will that shapes our days, filling them with something meaningful and […]

Ashamed No More

I was ashamed of being small and skinny. I was ashamed of being smart and creative, but not in conventional ways. I was ashamed of being introverted. I was ashamed when I couldn’t live up to other people’s expectations, especially those I loved. I was ashamed because everyone else told me my life had a […]