Is Being Vulnerable a Powerful Trait

Is Being Vulnerable a Powerful Trait

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Once there was a pastor who was carrying the weight of the world, his congregation, his family, and his own life all in one fallible body. Sunday after Sunday he brought this weight and God’s Word into the pulpit. Until one Sunday.  That...
Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Reading Time: 6 minutes  At one time I described myself as fearless. In the way pop culture defines it. I love adventure. I’m a risk-taker. I don’t worry obsessively. I sleep well, mostly. But then I have these memories.  I was five. I heard a thunk upstairs. I...
Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Reading Time: 5 minutesMost mornings I grind and steep coffee and then stumble into my home office to write, mug in hand. I light a candle. Say a prayer. Light of the World: Fill my words with your Spirit. In the same way light radiates into the surrounding wax from...