arts & creativity, cultural issues, mental health & wellness, spiritual, theological

Choose Life: Because Christ Is "Coming My Way"

This has been a hard week for a lot of people.About 2 Fridays ago, megachurch pastor Rick Warren's son committed suicide at 27. Last Friday, author Brennan Manning passed away at 78. Monday, Boston happened. Tuesday, Virginia Tech was commemorated (perhaps especially at Virginia universities like mine). Although there's lots that I could read and lots that… Continue reading Choose Life: Because Christ Is "Coming My Way"

theological

The Peace That Has Been Made: What Easter Says to Self-Injury

A lot of people associate Easter time with bunnies and eggs, sunrise services and songs, a cross and an empty tomb. I have all of those associations too. But I also associate Easter time with something else: self-injury -- and the freedom from self-injury that I believe God offers through the death and resurrection of… Continue reading The Peace That Has Been Made: What Easter Says to Self-Injury

arts & creativity, stories

Stop and See the Skyscrapers

*a class assignment to write about something that brings us joyOne clear Sunday afternoon in August 2010, my parents and I went out for lunch at my favorite Colombian café, nestled in uptown Dallas, and then for a drive past the famous city skyline. When the skyscrapers were close enough to be seen well but were far… Continue reading Stop and See the Skyscrapers