Home for the Holiday

This week I am technically “on vacation,” though I’m not sure that means anything in pandemic-land.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for taking the Painfully Hopeful journey with me.

Radiant Damage

I’m not the biggest fan of the carol, “Silent Night.” I don’t hate it, there has always been a line in that carol which makes my head spin and my brain explode.

Pastoring During the Pandemic

Pastoring during the pandemic has been a challenge. And pastors have responded to this challenge in different ways.

Christmas, A Defiant Hope

Advent is a season that I call the “Painful Hope.” But on Christmas, like Easter a bit later in the year, something amazing happens.