Why You Need to Open Up to Genuine Christian Friends

Three of my closest friends are in AA. Our relationship began when I visited the editor of a local paper. I wanted to place an ad in his paper for our church. He and I became friends. We coached Little League on the Boston common for seven years. I discovered he was...

I don’t understand

It happened in Chatham County, North Carolina, less than an hour from my house. On Saturday, in various places from Bear Creek to Siler City, people looking for an early morning high loaded up on cocaine. Did they know that their ride from reality was also laced with...

The One Pervasive Addiction Almost All of Us Have

I once heard Anne Lamott talk about addiction. In her brilliant manner, she delivered the following wonderful comment: “I have been addicted to just about everything one can be in life, but gambling. And that is a huge ‘but’ in my life, it might just...

In Social Media Era, Are You Addicted to Self-Promotion?

A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a conference for youth and community workers. The person who had invited me didn’t know me well but had been involved in an online campaign that I had helped start. I soon realized my host was under a misapprehension that...