Being a church leader is paralyzing in some ways. At times, it is affirming and uplifting, but on the other hand, it makes attending church feel like a job. Anyone at any time can be upset with you- feel you haven’t done your part, should have done it differently, should have kept your mouth shut, … Continue reading Am I an imposter?
Living in Georgia during an election year wasn’t previously stressful like it is now. Prior to 2018, Georgia’s political leanings were fairly reliable. I had a general idea of which candidates would win and what color Georgia would be on maps when it popped up during news segments. I also knew from much earlier in … Continue reading Why I’m still voting.
I had a difficult conversation a couple of days ago and I’m still processing it. One of my children asked me about the Bible and how I feel about it, sharing with me that it makes him feel happy and sad. I, too, feel those same emotions when I open it. I have such a … Continue reading Happy Sad
Gratitude has a place in all of our lives, but I don’t feel it is something we should tell others to have. Phrases like “find the silver lining” or “everything happens for a reason” are not helpful. When a person is experiencing distress, whether profound or not, those trite platitudes do very little more than … Continue reading A cup of coffee please, not a side of platitudes.
"If we are urgently committed to seeking truth and doing justice, then we will clean up our information processes, systems, and content. We will improve the dependability and trustworthiness of our information. We will not listen to inveterate liars, even if they tell us things that we wish were true. We will value truth, seek … Continue reading I don’t need to add anything to this.
I understand that some people are uncomfortable by the physical mask I wear when I go inside public and private places. My husband has been ill off and on for months now and we need all of his available sick leave for him, not for him to use because of any illness I might have. … Continue reading People are still dying.
I think most of the time, faith is not easy for me. For some, being a Christian seems like the most obvious choice. Sunday mornings are refreshing and attending bible class other times during the week is worth the effort for how it makes them feel, the energy it gives them to face their lives … Continue reading Sometimes, it’s not all joy.
Luke 23:55-56 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. This last sentence really stuck with me and has been … Continue reading They rested.
I’ve been an elder at our church for over six months now and at times, I feel like I did when the nurses left the room and didn’t take my newborn with them. What? Why are you leaving me with this creature? I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m not capable. I’m going to mess … Continue reading Not prepared.
At the time, some Pharisees came and told him, “Go, get out of here! Herod wants to kill you!” He said to them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look! I’m driving out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work.’ Yet I must travel today, tomorrow and … Continue reading Salty Jesus.