thoughts and prayers

What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers

Every time a tragedy occurs, the first thing many people do is take to social media to share their “thoughts and prayers.” Whether it’s the horrors of an active shooter, the devastation of a natural disaster, or a destructive incident involving racially motivated violence, people react on social media by posting their “thoughts and prayers” and … Continue reading What To Do Instead Of Sending Thoughts And Prayers

self-care

4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life

In popular culture, self-care and positive thinking have become two of the greatest strategies for living a healthy life. These life philosophies only recently moved to the forefront of our minds as a society. The campaign for self care has given overly tired, overly worked, unhealthy people the permission to let go and care for themselves. … Continue reading 4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life

What To Do When Tragedy Strikes Your Community

Early on a Friday morning, I noticed that I had missed a call from the administrative assistant at my church while at the gym. I figured I could call her back as soon as I got home.  But before I could walk in the door, I received another call from someone on our pastoral team. … Continue reading What To Do When Tragedy Strikes Your Community

Your Soul Suffers When You Don’t Have Community

My adorable, sweet, loving, five year-old nephew has started kindergarten. He’s a big boy now.I’m not a fan. I had to FaceTime him after his first day of school to see how it went. And, I mean, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about with a five year-old. So I asked him about his … Continue reading Your Soul Suffers When You Don’t Have Community