You are NOT Going to Heaven

Oops. Did you just spit your coffee on that new white shirt? Sorry. My bad. While you’re cleaning up there and before I go any further, I think a disclaimer may be in order. Everything I say about God, aside from my own personal experience, is my humble opinion and has no basis in fact. … Continue reading You are NOT Going to Heaven

When You Quit Believing in Santa, You Get Underwear

Do you remember how long you believed in Santa? I remember slowly doubting when I was about seven. Santa became suspect when my brother and sister, who are older, began to make fun of me. But I didn’t want to stop believing. Christmas was magical. Santa made it so. For a child Santa is the reason for the season (we can only hope they outgrow … Continue reading When You Quit Believing in Santa, You Get Underwear

You are a NEW Creation in Christ

I have read and reread Kathleen Dowling Singh’s book, The Grace in Aging.  She encourages us in our later years to do a life review. She poses this question for us to consider:  “What do I need to clear up or let go of to be more peaceful?” So, I try to sit quietly with … Continue reading You are a NEW Creation in Christ

Surely You Were in This Place

In 2007, Joshua Bell, a world-renowned violinist, dressed in ordinary street clothes and played his $3.5 million dollar violin at the metro station in Washington D.C.. Watch the reaction... That’s right. There was no reaction. Then, he went back. This time announced. Every time I watch these videos I wonder how often we think of … Continue reading Surely You Were in This Place

What Are You SO Afraid of?

Did I tell you about Justin (not his real name) the kid who taught me a lesson in love? Okay, well, if so, I’m gonna tell it again because it's freakin' awesome! About sixteen years ago, I worked for Youth in Need, a wonderful organization that helps teens, usually wobbling vicariously between their broken world and … Continue reading What Are You SO Afraid of?