We all want people—and life—to be tamed and to make sense, so we sort and label things based on whatever information we have available.
Being “ready” for Christmas is code for gathering up the stuff we give and dreaming of all we hope to receive.
If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, why do I feel so sad?
So much of the friction I see among Christians starts here, with the assumption that unity equals groupthink.
Effective communication begins with you.
Small talk feels flimsy to me when there are too many names, too many faces, too many emotional vibes, too many nonverbal cues, too many details to process.
Family is where we first connect with others and find our voice.
We cannot afford to keep silent, and we cannot underestimate the power of our words.