Is God Good?

I spoke it softly, firmly questioning it with every fiber of my being. I spoke it to the four walls of my bedroom, my pillow, to the kitchen sink and to the couch, my home filling with doubt, insecurity, anger and bitterness. My answer was no, a resounding no. No God is not good, at least not to me.

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Reflections on Burial

We buried my grandmother yesterday. Death is an odd thing. It’s something most of us don’t have to confront everyday. The loss of a loved one leaves a wound, a hole that cannot be filled. It’s permanency is frightening. It’s inevitability is shaking as we are faced with our own mortality.

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My Story of Salvation

My church story began long before I was born. It has a lineage of Lutherans, tied together by blood, mother to daughter. I was born into that history; a lifetime of hymns and pews, Gospel readings and acolytes. Shortly after my birth, I officially became a member, welcomed into an existing family, a community of people strung together by Sundays. I was dressed in white and sprinkled with my mother and father, godparents and congregation welcoming me in.

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7 Tips for Fighting Fair

I feel unqualified to write this post. But maybe it’s in my unqualified state that I’m truly able to write what needs to be said. Maybe in my honesty, in my transparency, you’ll see that you are not alone, that there is another couple just like you struggling to fight fair. Let me start by saying EVERYONE fights.

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