Love, conflict, and the grace of pressing on
I’m an introvert. In my lowest seasons of fatigue, fear, and spiritual wandering I curl up in my shell like a hermit crab and wait for the noise outside to die down. For everyone and everything to just go away. My best friends are those who continually reach out to me, who load me on…… Continue reading A Turn on the Mat: The Gift of Weakness in the Community of Faith
A heartening lesson from the one who went before us.
The beauty and wonder of the church universal (and the Internet as a force for good!)
Our senior pastor preached a couple of weeks ago on the John 14 and the promise of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for the Spirit in this passage can be translated dozens of ways, from comforter to encourager to helper to guide. Dale Brunner translates it “true friend.” The NRSV and the NIV…… Continue reading Encourager, Guide, Comforter… Doula? * 10 Minute Devotional
Reads to encourage you in the hard, holy work of parenting
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a spiritual nudge now and then? A gentle friend showing up with an invitation to the good life?
More than a sugar rush.
For anyone dreaming a creative dream you fear will never come true, keep at it.
Because we all need a little pick-me-up now and then. 1. Don’t text. Call. Hearing an actual human voice when you’re down can feel like a lifeline. If your friend is introverted, he probably won’t pick up. That’s okay. Leave a message with a boost in it. If you’re calling an extravert, boom, you just made her…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Encourage a Friend