I wish I didn’t have to write about how much I use my phone, but …

Holy Thursday — the day of washing feet, of bending down to serve. Ah. That story. Followers of Christ aspire to live into that every day; of course I trip over myself and fall and get distracted and wonder why I’m doing it all. But sometimes, I nail it. But Jesus meant this washing feet example as a lifestyle. Read more about I wish I didn’t have to write about how much I use my phone, but …[…]

Simple is often epic in the upside-down kingdom

A woman who intends to become a nun is asking the Internet for the money to pay off her student loans so she can devote her life to Jesus. “I love the idea of being able to live for Christ with an undivided heart,” which is a beautiful thing, and I wish more would acquire that Read more about Simple is often epic in the upside-down kingdom[…]

The problem with these kids is, they’re just like me

“The habits and traits that bother us most in other people are the habits and traits we can’t stand about ourselves.” Lobbed to me as a high school senior, that was met with my adolescent reflex of proving it wrong: Well, what about — any number of sins. I could list off problems I didn’t have Read more about The problem with these kids is, they’re just like me[…]

Birds make me very philosophical

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” Bob Goff, “Love Does” When I left my editor job last year, my walking-away thought was something like that. That I came across this just the other night in “Love Read more about Birds make me very philosophical[…]