Christian reflections

Death, Good Friday, and All the Feels

I spent time as a hospital chaplain-in-training while in seminary, and I was blessed with this incredibly thoughtful supervisor named Eileen. She served as a chaplain for decades, and had an unsettling amount of wisdom, strength, and gravitas for someone who wore flared skirts and flowered cardigans. During our weekly supervisory meetings I would inevitably start crying…… Continue reading Death, Good Friday, and All the Feels

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False Dichotomies and the Call of God * 10 Minute Devotional

Back in college, two roommates and I launched a campus chapter of Heifer International, a global charity that gives livestock and training to people in developing countries as a way to help them lift themselves out of poverty. (If you receive a cow, for example, you can sell the milk, as well as breed it…… Continue reading False Dichotomies and the Call of God * 10 Minute Devotional

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Fear and Trembling Can Lead the Way * 10 Minute Devotional

What are you afraid to do? Sometimes fear saves. Our fear of the snake just off the hiking trail, the out-of-control driver in the express lane, the unattended toddler near a swimming pool. But fear can also be an excuse. We can let it hold us back or keep us silent. Fear in its proper…… Continue reading Fear and Trembling Can Lead the Way * 10 Minute Devotional