“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20 (NLT) My daughter’s fourteenth birthday is coming up in one month. Also in one month, one day before her birthday, the book I wrote about learning how to love and forgive my alcoholic mother ...

Made to be Light in a Dark World

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You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives ...

On Being More Than Just Enough

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I’m lying flat on my back on a yoga mat. It’s purple and pretty, spread out on a flat roof atop a mountain-resort lodge in Colorado -- altitude 7,500 feet. So, I’m out of my territory. Colorado’s my home state, yet the resort is upscale and cool. Plus, everybody around me is younger -- by decades, for some of them. Yoga, meantime, is something I’ve ...

What do over 4.3 million words, 5,448 blog posts, 53 contributors, and 813 guest writers add up to? The answer is ten. Ten years of (in)courage! (Insert party balloons and chocolate cupcakes!) While the numbers are impressive, they don’t begin to truly capture what a decade in this online home has meant. What does it mean to build bridges of ...