Lessons in Grace: Combating Craziness by Calling People What They Are

People are crazy.  When you’re a parent of  school-age children, people are crazy.  When you’re a teacher in the spring time, people are especially crazy.  Coworkers are crazy.  Friends are crazy.  I myself am crazy. It’s dealing with this craziness that takes some effort.  What do you do when people and their actions seem to … More Lessons in Grace: Combating Craziness by Calling People What They Are

Lent: 40+ Days of Searching for God’s Hidden Grace

I had a really cool Ash Wednesday  I realize that Ash Wednesday isn’t supposed to be “cool,” in the way we normally describe things, but let me explain. Yesterday I got to meet a writer who I really admire.  Like a millions-of-books-in-publication, award-winning, I’ve-read-them-all writer who I follow on Facebook and Twitter and borderline stalk.  It … More Lent: 40+ Days of Searching for God’s Hidden Grace

Where God Was and Is

I think that it is only natural to ask God “why” when something like the Connecticut shooting happens. Most Christians would admit to questioning why God would allow such pain and suffering to occur. A mistake that people make, however, is saying that God is somehow behind what happened. That He is somehow to blame … More Where God Was and Is