It’s Not Enough to Just Believe

It’s Not Enough to Just Believe

Tis the season for Hallmark, plus a wide range of other Christmas movies old and new. Some are based on the actual reason we celebrate Christmas, but most are either crazy humor or fluffy sentiment. I like a mix of all. But I’m disturbed by the sweet-sounding advice...
Too Young to Die

Too Young to Die

I had planned to post a different article today for my Hope Series, but right now, I just need to talk. This morning I learned that searchers found the body of our twenty-one-year-old friend, who’s been missing for three weeks, floating in the Bay. We’ve...
One Hope for Everyone, Everywhere: Hope Series #19

One Hope for Everyone, Everywhere: Hope Series #19

When my big sister told me there was only one way to vacuum the living room, I balked. In fact, instead of following her systematic method, I instantly wanted to do it in the most random pattern possible. Isn’t that how we often react. When someone tells us there is...
What’s in a Name? Hope Series #17

What’s in a Name? Hope Series #17

I don’t know who came up with the childhood rhyme, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” but they were seriously mistaken. Physical wounds usually heal in time. However, it takes years, sometimes a lifetime, to heal the deep gouges made...