Why I’m Not Happy for You

Why I’m Not Happy for You

Why does another person’s creativity, talent, or amazing parenting threaten my worth and abilities? This is a question I’ve been asking myself lately. I want to be happy for and celebrate my friends’ accomplishments, however as I’ve learned to pay attention to my...
How to Safely Discuss Politics & Religion

How to Safely Discuss Politics & Religion

I had a wonderful talk with a young woman yesterday who is a mom, lawyer, and a Christian. We talked about politics, race relations, the church, and more. Although she is much younger than me and we’d never had a conversation before, we talked civilly and openly about...
Why Masks Don’t Make a (Kingdom) Difference

Why Masks Don’t Make a (Kingdom) Difference

Masks. That’s the topic my friend and I didn’t agree on. We both have strong feelings about them, but they’re differing feelings. To be honest, I was surprised one of my otherwise placid BFF’s had such strong feelings about people wearing/not wearing masks, But we...
Why Teens Scare Me

Why Teens Scare Me

I went into teaching years ago because I love kids, including teenagers. I love sharing Christ with them too, but it’s so much harder than with adults. I recently texted a teenager I know who’s struggling and told her I’d be praying for her. I told her God loved, saw,...
How do Christians Love in the Controversial?

How do Christians Love in the Controversial?

It’s hard being a Christian. If I believe and try to follow the Bible, what I learn in church and may even feel passionately about, the reality is I don’t usually know how or have the confidence to live it out. What does it look like to love my friend who’s a lesbian?...
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