Category: Christianity: My Journey & Thoughts

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Seasons of Life: Walking with Dusty Sandals

I probably rolled my eyes the first time I heard ‘seasons of life’ from a fellow Christian. It sounded chintzy to me, like something you’d find engraved on a plaque mounted next to a Thomas Kinkade print. Can you picture it: a painting of a too-perfect gazebo surrounded by a pristine English garden? Maybe it even has a little painting light mounted above it, … Read More Seasons of Life: Walking with Dusty Sandals

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“People Suck”, Compassion & Naivety: Thoughts

I was in a meeting for work once, years ago, when an associate shared a story from working at a children’s psychiatric care unit in a hospital. I believe she was in charge of intake and associated data collections with the children. She shared a story of parents leaving (see: dumping) their children at the hospital, apparently “done” with parenting and sick of dealing … Read More “People Suck”, Compassion & Naivety: Thoughts

The Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus

In my second book (GOTD; WIP), Hell features quite prominently, along with death and other similar themes. Even though the book will be fiction, there is a core or underlying structure to it that reflects my Christian beliefs. While I was reading my daily Bible today, I came across the story of Lazarus. Not the one you’re probably thinking of–this is the Lazarus who … Read More The Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus