“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.” ~ Abraham Lincoln I think we have this beautiful picture of grace and then condemn ourselves for being human. A few months ago Steve confessed to […]
Today’s Guest Blogger is Justin Vess, a long-time friend of mine and former roommate. I’m honored to share his story here. When we speak of things broken, we naturally think of something that has lost its usefulness. We think, in a sense, of waste, regardless of its previous worth. Priceless vases, heirlooms, glassware, machinery; when […]
I’m so honored to have Ethan Boggs as a guest blogger today. Portions of this story were originally published on Ethan’s blog as “A Dirty Jesus” and when I read it, I sent him a message that basically begged for him to tell me more! So here it is. Thank you, Ethan, from the bottom […]
After Ben’s birth in September 2011, I suffered from severe sleep deprivation, psychosis, and postpartum depression.
It was the darkest time in my life. I was hospitalized for nearly 2 weeks and separated from my newborn for most of that time. The situation was completely beyond my control but I felt so much shame over it. With the help of good doctors and my amazing family I began to recover and finally feel like myself again.
Have you ever found God in an unlikely place? I didn’t plan to be sipping on orange juice, cranberry, and vodka while smoking a Macanudo and reading Brennan Manning’s “All is Grace”. I didn’t plan it this way. Really. I didn’t plan to be doing all of this while enjoying a 50-degree sunset from Lookout […]