In the past week or so, friends have shared with me a few details of what their family members and neighbors are navigating these days. None of it is frivolous. Some are enduring chronic pain. Others are suffering loneliness or domestic abuse. Throw in environmental conditions like extreme temperatures, fires, and floods and economic hardships […]
People in the United States have been shaken recently by what appears to be yet more evidence of evil in our midst —innocent adults and children killed by an assailant. The Bible has much to teach us about dealing with these kinds of tragedies. Its sacred pages are my go-to place for finding peace and […]
If you are one of the millions wanting to see this war in Ukraine end, here are some ideas for fresh prayers. I suspect that since February 24th, the day Russia launched its invasion, you, like so many of our global brothers and sisters, have been doing a lot of communing with the divine about […]
Here’s a new book I hope every thinking person will read. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again, by Johann Hari. The title captures the horrid way screen time on various devices is robbing many of us of the ability to hold a thought, read a book, or stay on […]
Have you ever had that experience when you hear a new term or concept and suddenly it’s everywhere? That’s what is happening to me with “regenerative.” For example, “regenerative farming” is a new idea a friend recently shared with me. It is used by farmers and ranchers to build healthy soil and grow climate-resilient communities.