Is your church…and home…and heart…A judgment-free zone?

A few years back I joined Planet Fitness. It was conveniently located a few minutes away from my job and I would use my lunch break to fit in a short workout. I absolutely loved it. I always left feeling better than when I’d first come in, which is why I’m looking forward to continuing […]

Parenting requires adaptability

  If you’re like me and have more than one kid, you have probably come to the realization that your kids, although they may have (or not) come from the same mother and father, are NOT the same people. For example, my son is the oldest, and then I have my girls. My son Jayden […]

Praying with no action behind it?

Just like the rest of America, I have been watching the developments around the country, confused, appalled, amazed, saddened… experiencing a mishmash of emotions as I have tried to commandeer hurricane relief initiatives within my church and watching the shooting in Vegas unfold overnight. At times I find myself wondering, what kind of world are […]

A Day of Commemoration…and Reflection

  Like most Americans who were of age at the time, I remember exactly what I was doing when news of what is now referred to as the 9/11 attacks occurred. I was a student at Grand Valley State University. I was getting ready to go to class, and as I usually did, had the […]