“Why me?”

We’re in charge of requests, not results. Results are God’s department. I don’t think God’s waiting for us to wince enough when we pray or to use certain spiritual formulas (which tend to be more magical than spiritual). Donald Miller writes, “Formulas seem much better than God because formulas offer control; and God, well, He …

Unfair!

When our kids were young and complained that something we did or didn’t do was “unfair,” I usually gave the stock parental response: “Who said it was supposed to be fair? Did I ever say that life was fair?” I don’t think they bought it, but it quieted them for the moment. Then when the …

Light at Last!

I said at the beginning that though this is my story it’s not just about me. It’s about all of us and about how all of our stories intersect under the influence of the creative genius of the Writer of his grand narrative. No matter the chapter in which you currently live, the plot he’s …

Less Prickly

Disease and divorce have given me more than a greater sense of mortality and frailty. They’ve taught me more about my solidarity with the human race than I ever learned in my former life. Up until recently I spent most of my white middle class male life with people that look and act pretty much …