Friend Breakup

My hesitancy in talking about my friend breakup stems from the fact that it happened with individuals who remain somewhere in my extended social network, and I don’t want to …

Independence Day!

Today has been named by our nation’s historic Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, we declared that the thirteen American colonies were free of British rule. I’d say that …

Jen-Jen of the Spinning Plates

I thought maybe for this month’s blog it would be kinda cool to give you an inside scoop as to all that’s going on with my life and ministry. I’ll …

Riptide–Almost Died

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world circle the continent of Australia like a gleaming, oblongish halo. Don’t be fooled. Those waters can be filled with dark, surging …

Making Peace in an Angry World

I don’t remember a time when either my nation or my church was so divided as now. Do you? Could it be that social media with its well-proven online disinhibition …

Self-Care or Self-Giving? Or Both?

Self-care is everywhere we look these days—images of tanned, beautiful bodies in cross-legged yoga bliss; blogs about taking time to unwind written by the overextended; day spas and smoothie bars …