Tag Archives: Family

A Sister Was Given To Me

Strength and weakness are big (and opposite) cultural concepts so how can strength be perfect in weakness? Let me tell you about the value of a little sister. Continue reading

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Honor THEM?

Our parents failed us. They were not the Perfect People we needed them to be nor were we the Perfect Children they hoped for. So how in the world are we supposed to honor them? Continue reading

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Keeping Awake

In this rushed season, sleep is often sought as enthusiastically as that Hot Toy. There is however, some confusion about what “being asleep” really means. Continue reading

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Becoming Human After Horror

PTSD seems to be the diagnosis du jour while brokenness and injury pop up in conversations all over. It is important to talk about them, to bring out into the open things we were supposed to pretend didn’t happen. Yet wallowing in wounds is unhealthy. Faith and the community of faith have a pathway out of that mess, a pathway toward being human. Continue reading

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The Other Kind of Family

If we are going to tell the truth about family we will have to tell the light AND the shadow stories. Getting to the point where we can do so usually means conflict, let’s talk about that. Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains

We spiritualize resurrection into a grand philosophical notion, an etherial promise. But it is so much more, it is a door busting, chain breaking, fredom-in-life-today shaking of the foundations of our being. Continue reading

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