When somebody shames you, take a step back. Don’t make quick decisions. You have the right (and duty) to get a second opinion. Guard your choices. They are a sacred gift. Ultimately, it is from this luminous choosing part of ourselves that we reach toward all that is hopeful. It is from this place of freedom that all good and lasting growth comes.
Heart and Soul
For my friends at Ground Zero, cleaning was a cosmic act. In a place of chaos and despair, they were able to create a pocket of serenity and to witness to the reality of a divine pattern despite the brokenness all around them. By putting things back into their places, they witnessed to the tearless luminous world that is just beyond the edge of our own.
The other day I was driving through a neighborhood where I usually roll up the windows and lock the doors. It is not, typically, a spot where I would consider exiting my car. But as I was driving past Fireball Faith in Christ Jesus Church, the church sign caught my eye and captured my imagination. [...]
One of the perks of working for Boundless are the e-mails I receive from readers, full of inspiration and challenge. I’ve been surprised, however, by the number of e-mails I’ve received with questions about writing. Readers have asked how ideas grow into articles, how to approach editors, and how to transition into full-time paid freelance [...]
Several years ago, when I was struggling through a difficult relationship, one of my seminary mentors said, “Always act in the name of hope.” I’ve thought about his advice many times over the years, especially when I’m tempted to despair. Life is rife with situations and relationships that feel unfixable. But when we act in [...]