Death in December

A few years ago, I was starting to get the feeling that Christmas and New Years wasn't going to be my favorite time of year anymore. From 2007-2009, back to back to back my family was at a funeral home sometime during the month of December. It sucked, first it was my grandmother, CJ is her namesake, then my uncle after that, then my childhood pastor who had been like family to my family. After he died I had thought, who's gonna be next? That is bad to think that I know but year after year of funeral homes I was beginning to wonder....more

Why the church avoids mental illness

1 in 4 people in the United States suffer from some kind of mental affliction. It’s bad. It’s dismal. It’s not easy. And that being, it’s not easy being part of a church when you’ve been affected by a mental illness. Churches are quick to provide handicap parking spots for the physically ill (and the ADA doesn’t even require spots for religious organizations), but the mentally ill is a whole other issue—or non-issue depending on how you look at it....more

My Philadelphia Neighborhood is Getting Ready for Pope Francis

Last week, I was in Brooklyn, New York, and I got into a conversation with an employee of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority about Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States. I was incredulous when he asked, "When is he coming to New York? Is he coming to Philly first and then going to New York, or is it the other way around?" ...more
professorkim Sounds fun. I will venture in the area to see what is happening. However, the ...more

Dear Kim Davis, From an Actual Kentuckian

Dear Kim Davis,...more
Thank  you for an article that is on point! I am getting so tired having to make excuses for ...more

Spiritual Sunday - A Firm Foundation

Spiritual Sunday Words for consideration and spiritual growthAs the cedars of Lebanon we have a firm foundationTo read more click here...more

Ruth's Infertility Story

Each week I interview someone who has been through infertility.  This week, I’m happy to be chatting with Ruth from The One in Eight.  I hope you enjoy her interview and check out her new blog! Q. Tell us a little about yourself....more

Starting an Infertility Support Group at Church

Each week I interview someone who has experienced infertility firsthand.  You may remember Lesli Westfall, founder of Dancing Upon Barren Land, from her first interview where she shared her story.  Today she’s giving us some advice on starting a church-based infertility support group.  Enjoy!...more

Day One: You Are Extraordinary

Day One.You are extraordinary.I am talking to you.  I want to talk with you as if we are sitting  in your home.  Two women communicating  with open minds and hearts.  Let us have a  conversation about the extraordinary two women that God created, you and me....more

How Do Believers Disagree in Love?

The more I grow in faith and become well versed in scripture and understanding it, the more I find myself better equipped to actually discuss the Word with other believers. But two people being believers and a followers doesn’t automatically equate to them being in agreement all the time. When it comes to almost every topic there are and will be disagreements. Religion and faith aren't the same for everybody. And it took me some time to understand this....more