When I was gone one Sunday, my aspiring mega-church pastor offered my job as music director to someone else. He never told me I was being fired, he just… replaced me and didn’t plan on telling me. My wife and I had just bought our first house five months earlier based on a housing allowance […]
Why being hospitable is more about trust than being nice. This summer I travelled to three different states, flew to and from eight different airports, stayed in five homes, and slept on five beds and two couches. During my vacation, I discovered that some people use shampoo just like I read books: acquire a new one and begin […]
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. (Mark Twain) For most of us, forgiveness is one of the most difficult virtues to master. I’m no exception; I’ve been known to hold a grudge and make it last a lifetime. Forgive him? After he hurt me? After he offended […]
Learning to descerne when to let go, when to understand that friendships are not meant to last, where they become toxic to you is important. Forgiveness is one thing, letting go is another.