Category Archives: faith

The People I Want to Be Buried With

EVERY AUGUST, just before school begins, our church holds its Community Health Clinic. Free medical, dental, hearing and vision checkups for all ages. Free backpacks filled with supplies for all school-age children. Some spa services – haircuts, nails, massage. Free … Continue reading

Posted in community, compassion, encouragement, faith, fear, neighbor, summer 2016 challenge | 3 Comments

The Need to Add a Positive Spin

Hitting “publish” on that last post was tough. Here’s why. Hitting ‘publish’ on the previous post was tough because it speaks of an unhappiness and for years I couldn’t write publicly about an unhappiness, not without hastening to add a … Continue reading

Posted in courage, creativity, faith, shame, writing | 7 Comments

Will the Thought-Swirl Ever End?

To friends who are hurting: If I could write each of you a letter, I would, but the numbers are beyond me, so it’s best I leave this list here, where some will find it and some will share it.  … Continue reading

Posted in anger, community, compassion, faith, friendship, grief, intentionality, listening, mess, processing grief, relationship, rocky places | 1 Comment