"Scared" and "Sacred" are Sisters
If you follow the bestseller list, you've seen Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. Her first book, Carry On, Warrior, grew out of her popular blog aimed at moms with a heart for God and the world. Melton is known for her humor, honesty and her ability to connect the Gospel to real life, even when real life stinks.
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As I look back on a lifetime of never winning anything, I now see that I was being trained for that one competitive moment, when a decisive instinct would put me out in front of the pack.
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Age as Accomplishment
When it came time for one retired person to introduce herself, she gave her name then her age - seventy-six years old. The Haitian group broke into applause
Confessions of a Freeloader
Even on workdays, I drink coffee I did not brew. I use a bathroom I did not clean.
And at least once a day, I look at flowers I did not plant, water or arrange.
In other words, I’m a freeloader. And I admit it. I’ll even put it in writing.
On airplanes, I dread the conversation with the person who finds out I am a minister and wants to use the flight time to explain to me that he is “spiritual but not religious.” Such a person will always share this as if it is some kind of daring insight, unique to him, bold in its rebellion against the religious status quo.
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writes, teaches, preaches and rants in Iowa