Life in Community

Life in Community

My family lives in a community that is considered exurban. Exurban has little of the “suburban” amenities of community. Most of the people live life in the city, and merely sleep at home—a bedroom community in the truest sense. Community is at a premium....
Character Matters

Character Matters

In light of recent events globally and regionally, I am realizing the utter importance of character development and accountability, particularly for Christian leaders. If the church is going to have a positive impact on the world, we must take our call seriously, not...
I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

After a tragedy, like the death of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein, I am struck with grief. I grieve for his family, his church, and that another life was taken by the crippling power of depression and anxiety. I also grieve for the church. In the wake of tragedy, it is the...
Parenting Richly

Parenting Richly

Who hasn’t said at some point that they want “more” for their kids?! I hear many parents say that they want it better for their kids than they had it…and it’s a good sentiment! But is wanting “more” for your kids actually what is best for them? A friend, who is...
Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion

For many companies (peddlers of clothing, food, and supplies), “back to school” means moolah! In a decade of fast fashion—the movement of people wearing clothes for a few months before buying new ones—back to school means MORE, MORE, MORE. Those jeans with the faux...