Being Kind to Yourself

Do you celebrate your own birthday? Or as my friend says: “What are you doing on your birthday–for you?” She asks me that every year. Still, the question always catches me off guard. What am I doing? For myself? In the Christian life, which focuses so often on our outreach to others, it can seem […]

Thanking God for That Struggle

In my twelfth year as a journalist, I hit a big bump in my career. When the dust settled, I didn’t have a job. My job, as I saw it, was given to someone else. And I was stunned. Devastated. Shell-shocked. In less than a year, however, I realized that losing that high-profile newspaper position–the […]