We were standing in front of an overflowing trash can in the neighborhood “fast-food chicken” franchise. It took me a moment to register my son asking me the question. I’d been daydreaming and lost in thought.
God’s Love Actually
I know that it is the season of Advent, but Christmas is on my heart and mind. It’s hard to avoid, since, in the words of fictional rock-n-roll legend Billy Mack, “Christmas is all around.” Christmas is on tv, in stores, in our email boxes, and of course, we’re inundated with holiday musical classics.
What is Jesus really saying about divorce?
I am a priest. I am going through a divorce. Imagine my excitement level as I prepare to preach Sunday on Proper 22 in Year […]
Post-divorce, what is reconciliation? This Lent, how can I be made new?
Pain, time, and distance have created a wedge that may never be overcome. What does that mean for my ministry of reconciliation?
I was finished with marriage, but marriage wasn’t finished with me.
Human beings break their promises. But God doesn’t break promises to us.
This year, Christmas came early (but we were together).
This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
Parenting for Faith from a Distance
I know how it can be hard to separate co-parenting from the pain of divorce. But I also know God is still at work in my life.
Keeping the 12 Days – in a blended family and with grandkids
Celebrating Christmas for all twelve days helped our family – first, after a divorce, and now, with our grandchildren.
E Pluribus Unum – A United, Broken Family
Maybe faith is just this: to accept that we are loved, even in the brokenness.
Deep Faith at a Distance
Now that my daughter has moved away with her mother, my methods for sharing faith have to change. My intentionality about doing so remains.