The Light of Resurrection

Waiting for spring, hanging off the northeast end of the U.S. mainland, it’s a challenge to get into an Easter frame of mind. The dark is still holding sway over the light, and resurrection-thinking requires a muscular faith. Although the calendar tells me that spring will come, this hope in a future date seems like […]

Why THIS Love Affair Is Like No Other

What does your soul seek? A couple of years ago I wrote this question in my journal. At the time I felt restless, frustrated, like something was missing from my life. But I had no idea what. I had it all: the family, the career I was passionate about, close friendships, Church. Yet my inner […]

Being Human Is Hard Work

Back in the 1980’s, I was raised in the shadow and under the laugh track of the American family sitcom. What I learned from this brand of storytelling were two things: First, we were in desperate need of a laugh track in our home so that all of our real life, tense-filled interactions could be […]

A Love that Disrupts

One of the great agitators of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” A lot of people like to cherry-pick this quote from Dr. King’s legacy once a year, on his birthday. He was such a remarkable human, and […]

Rewriting a Love Story: On Becoming Real

“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty.” —Anne Lamott “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” —John 12:24 (ESV) We pulled into the driveway at my brother’s home after an hour-and-a-half-long ride […]