View from a Mountaintop

What is it about mountains? Moses met with God there. The Samaritans and Jews argued over which one people should worship on. People have called them holy. Jesus went up them to pray. We marvel... Read more

What Can Separate Us?

Words like those in Romans 8:35-39 tend to come to mind and comfort us in deep hardship, like when facing death, demons, uncertain futures, and the depths suffering. But it isn’t just the “negatives” of life we... Read more

The Faith-Science of Courage

Beneath the headache-inducing fluorescent lights of the high school’s health classroom, my scrawny self learned something life changing. It didn’t seem all that scientific back then. I learned the word resilient. In a passing moment,... Read more

Battery Operated Faith

My husband is a fan of gadgets and tools. No surprise, since he makes a living fixing stuff. One might think the man loves all the fancy new technology. However, there are some aspects of... Read more

No Easy Jesus Review

In copywriting, offering “10 simple steps” is a great way to gain viewership. Promises to provide something life-changing with ease makes for a great hook. There’s a reason for that. We like reward without risk.... Read more

It’s (Not) Going to Get Better

I’m not a pessimist. In fact, I tend far too much toward optimism. However, I’ve learned that belligerent optimism isn’t helpful when equally stubborn hardship prevails. The reality is that we should expect suffering as... Read more