Making Sense of What Happens to You

Making Sense of What Happens to You

With over half a million deaths in this country alone, who has not been touched by this pandemic? The unseen lines of connection have been skewed or even severed as our once familiar communities have been crippled. In the aftermath, there’s a deep need to rebuild the...
Why Telling Your Story Builds Up Your Church

Why Telling Your Story Builds Up Your Church

Churches coming out of this past year’s sequestering should consider creating opportunities for members to share their COVID-19 stories with one another. It’s been 14 months now since many churches went into social isolation. While there have been abundant virtual...
After COVID, We All Have Stories That Needs Telling

After COVID, We All Have Stories That Needs Telling

Houses of faith are now considering a deliberate move back to in-person worship as the number of inoculations is rising. But no one believes we will simply take off our masks and step back in time to a previous way of being. We cannot simply go back to the way things...
How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

Prayer is an antidote to despair. Notice I didn’t suggest a promise about depression I can’t guarantee? Truthfully, prayer is not much of an antidote to depression because mostly it’s just not. Working with depression is a reminder of how chronic it can be and how...
COVID-19 Raises “I Am” Questions for Everyone

COVID-19 Raises “I Am” Questions for Everyone

The ancients knew about the power of identity, the power of one knowing who they were, and the power of the self. Without having a science called psychology to describe their inner world, they were still able to identify and claim a sense of themselves in such a way...