Celibate Living in a Sex-Obsessed Society

Driving home from another ministry excursion, I pass billboard after billboard saying there are sex shops nearby. With each sighting, my stomach turns with sickness, my face falls into a frown. I am tempted to ignore the anguish, to shield my thoughts, to avoid that which feels judgmental and ugly within me. Instead, I takeContinue reading “Celibate Living in a Sex-Obsessed Society”

A new school year and a refreshed legacy

Like many students and teachers around the country, I recently started a new school year. As this new year began to feel imminent, I looked back on my experience of teaching, so far. I hesitate to admit that I haven’t always loved teaching. Sure, when I started this important ministry eight years ago, I lovedContinue reading “A new school year and a refreshed legacy”

Praying in the dark

The light is dim and the air is frigid. With Advent’s arrival in this part of the world, we continue to feel the days shorten and the darkness increase. Whether the light is dimming or not, though, another type of darkness is also apparent: the darkness of suffering. Far and near, people experience violence, injustice andContinue reading “Praying in the dark”

God-centered mundane matters

God is the center of my life. Really, I mean it. God is my life.  God consumes my life. Most of my time, thoughts, and tasks have to do with God. I wish I could tell you it’s completely great. Many mornings, as I hit the snooze button on my alarm, I think ‘God! Already!?” Then IContinue reading “God-centered mundane matters”