The Word We Fear

The Word We Fear

I’m a perfectionist. I am a type-A, overachieving, people-pleasing, project-driven perfectionist. But my friends, family, and church already know that. When I sit in a counselor’s chair, dream vivid nightmares, or sit alone with my thoughts, I am haunted by one big...
Tidying Up the Church

Tidying Up the Church

Be surrounded by the things you love. I’m immersed in a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Kondo is Japanese and has used the first parts of her last and first names to describe her methods of changing personal living spaces for the...
5 Reasons We Should Complain

5 Reasons We Should Complain

As a minister and a father, I’m accustomed to hearing people complain, especially my kids. Such phrases as, “I don’t want to go to bed,” or “This sandwich is yucky,” or “My sister is bothering me,” are repeated on a seemingly infinite loop some days. Complaining...