Roseanne and Other Twitter Nightmares

Roseanne and Other Twitter Nightmares

Roseanne’s racist tweet gets her show canned. Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur. Alec Baldwin viciously slams gay reporter. Joy Behar equates Christianity with mental illness.  Trump…well, you know. And on, and on, and on… The attacks are personal....

Expectations and the Devil’s Tramping Ground

One of my biggest disappointments was one of my own making: expecting someone to be something they were not. Have you ever had that? Have you ever put expectations on someone else, only to have them disappoint again and again? It hurts. And, yet, they are not the ones...

The Cure is God

I’m in news fatigue and it’s hit me hard. Wars, violent “demonstrations,” child abuse, sexual abuse, murder, missing persons, protests, slander, holier-than-thou liberals and conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Fascist Socialists, and people so sure...

It’s Going Great…Then, WHAM!

My friend posted on Facebook, asking, “So how come every time things are going great something bad happens?” It seems that way, right? I mean, we’re tootling along, following that proverbial primrose path, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the tank is clean...

Being Known

Nothing drives home the need of being actively involved in a small group at a large church so much as experiencing a life-altering event and having your posse mobilize on your behalf. Or, likewise, the opposite. As a small group leader, I spend some amount of time...