Day: February 12, 2018

Baptism Doesn’t Have to Be Divisive

Despite our different methods, we’re all immersed in the same Christ. The first time I heard the phrase “the waters that divide” as a way of describing baptism, I didn’t get the joke. It had never occurred to me to think that way. Admittedly, I was christened as a baby and then baptized at age Read More

The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’

Perfectionism is just chronic insecurity in disguise. Before the advent of social media, many in the previous generation used their parents’ basements to start rock bands and Fortune 500 companies that would go on to rock the world. The late Steve Jobs started Apple in his parents’ garage in 1987. Apple is now the most Read More

We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn’t Want to Lose Our Marriage

Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through. My husband and I tried to conceive for a year before seeking medical help. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and we began preliminary fertility treatments. During that time, I was in such a pit of despair. The Read More