Raising Forgiven Sinners, Good Humans

I want my kids to see morality as following Jesus's example and not just acting as perfectly as possible. I want my kids to embrace the idea of "good trouble" and understand that doing the right thing isn't always considered the socially appropriate thing. I don't want them to...

Why I Keep Coming Back to the Classroom

This August, I will put on a mask and pack a personal bottle of hand sanitizer in my teacher bag next to my favorite grading pens. I will come back to the classroom because it is the most important space where I can make a difference. I will return...

COVID’s Blow to the Cult of Busyness

COVID-19 didn't break us, it showed us what was broken. We were so busy pretending that everything was ok and that we loved the rat race that we didn't stop to consider what it was doing to our bodies and souls. And then everything stopped and suddenly we had...

Searching for the New Normal

I'm beginning to wonder if one of the reasons some people are struggling and insisting on a return to "normal" is because they didn't allow themselves the space to grieve the loss of normal before accepting that loss and moving on to see it as a way to grow....

Caution Is Not the Same as Living in Fear

There are no easy answers here, but as long as we are acting in the interest of our families and our greater communities, we can let go of fear and act with the caution that our individual community situations require....