What Can Winter Teach Us About Rest?

What Can Winter Teach Us About Rest?

The holidays are over, and the last weeks of winter stretches out before us in grey and uneventful fashion. February often feels like the longest month, doesn’t it? The sunlight is distant and limited. Signs of life lie dormant. Yet a vital, unseen requirement of new...
Dealing With Grief in the Holidays

Dealing With Grief in the Holidays

Grief and loss happen. They exist in our lives and we really cannot survive ignoring them or pretending they don’t exist. There are those in our lives that have made a significant difference. People we care deeply about. They are parents, grandparents, sons, daughters...
Halloween in Franklin, TN

Halloween in Franklin, TN

Halloween in Franklin, TN comes around every year and Christians have to make a decision of how they will use the day. Throughout the many years of ministry and not so many years of parenting, I have chosen all three options listed above. We have hosted and...
What Should I Be For Halloween?

What Should I Be For Halloween?

  “What should I be for Halloween?” It’s a question I asked myself often as a kid. What if I told you that Halloween was just a symptom? What if there were something else that actually outweighed a holiday one day a year where the bloody, the scary, and the crazy...
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

The Back-Story The first real thought of suicide occurred just after I finished 8th grade. It seemed like a fitting end to the downward trend I had been on for nearly two years into depression and isolation. In 6th grade I experienced a sort of perfect storm of...