If Home is Where the Heart is…

As I look back on moving to the cities a month ago, the question that has often passed through my thoughts is, what truly makes a place home? Is a place home simply because we physically live there? Is a place home because we were born in a particular town? What about the place our … Continue reading If Home is Where the Heart is…

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When the Church Hurts the Ones We Love

“When I was 17-years-old, I realized the church was full of hypocrites.” “The [denomination of churches] are a crock.” “After my church experiences, I wanted my children to grow up believing in God or in the universe or whatever they wanted to believe in. I didn’t take them to church.” “The man who was teaching … Continue reading When the Church Hurts the Ones We Love

Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury … Continue reading Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus