The Strange Goodness of Good Friday

The Strange Goodness of Good Friday

What happened between the crucifixion and the resurrection? Scripture reveals little, telling us only that Christ descended into hell. Whether you read that literally or figuratively, it feels an apt description for those seasons in our life when we feel buried alive....
Our World Is Full of Pain and Suffering—So Let’s Do Something!

Our World Is Full of Pain and Suffering—So Let’s Do Something!

Wars. Rumors of Wars. Floods. Droughts. Famines. Fires. Sexual abuse. Systemic racism. The loss of a good friend. My spirit is heavy. My body exhausted. I can only read one or two news stories before feeling totally overwhelmed. I’m not a power broker, a policy maker,...
My Favorite Articles and Posts from 2015

My Favorite Articles and Posts from 2015

Though it felt like I spent my entire year writing my first book, I did in fact manage to crank out some articles and posts. The following five pieces are my favorites. Enjoy! 88 Meals and the Meaning of Friendship. Written as a guest post for my friend Cara...
How Photography Exposes Our Self-Hatred

How Photography Exposes Our Self-Hatred

Many years ago, I photographed a well-known author/psychiatrist. As he was finishing up a phone conversation, I set up my lights and moved a trash can from view. When he put down the receiver, he roared, “Who gave you permission to touch my things?” I stopped and...
Longing for Downhill: Reflecting on the Effort Life Requires

Longing for Downhill: Reflecting on the Effort Life Requires

One of my earliest memories is the day I taught myself to ski. I trudged up the neighbor’s hill, tied crude wooden skis to my red boots and proceeded to spend the next hour falling face first into the snow. I was four years old. The initial time my parents took my...