Brothers and Sisters

When my older sister was born, there were problems. Her placenta had separated too early, and she hadn’t received enough nutrients and oxygen just before birth. She was born with severe damage to her brain that left her in a persistent vegetative state and prevented her from growing in almost every way. She remained that…

How Did This Happen?

The last several weeks, Facebook was in bloom: here and there and everywhere, proud parents were posting pictures of their children in cap and gown, celebrating their graduations. Not being a parent, I can only imagine how it must feel to see something like the fruits of years of efforts. And amid all the congratulations…

Get Below Things

In the house where I’m staying these days, there’s a new Keurig coffee maker. There’s a see-through water tank attached to the machine, and every now and then it has to be removed and taken over to a faucet and be refilled. Inside the water tank is a long, thin clear plastic thing-a-ma-jig that supports…

Hear God in Authenticity

I make videos sometimes to make available to share something I’ve come to discover about the Gospel as I live it. I sometimes look at the videos and laugh as I can’t help noticing that it looks amateur: scruffy with a 5 o’clock shadow, my used clothes on, a view of my small bedroom or…