Category Archives: compassion

List: Things Kids Can Do After a Natural Disaster

Kids can be a powerful force for good in hard times. Continue reading

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On Gun Violence in America

What we need in this country is not the fevered doubling-down of our respective opinions on this issue. What we need is education, empathy, and effective enforcement of our current laws. Continue reading

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Josh and Anna, or Jacob and Leah

Anna Duggar is the Leah of our time. Continue reading

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Consider the Victims

Think before you speak. Continue reading

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How to Talk to a Former Fundamentalist

Don’t ask, “So, do you have a demon?” Continue reading

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Gush Gently

God help us all: Pinterest-y Christmases abound. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: The Fault in Our Stars

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal…” Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cancer, childhood, compassion, courage, honesty, Literature, pain, Reading, Rodalena Reviews, teenage wisdom, The Fault in Our Stars | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Strong Lasting Impressions

The news may be terrible, but we can change it with some courage, and a bit of grace. Continue reading

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The Bus Ride Home

“What a wonderful way get home.” Continue reading

Posted in child-like faith, Christian Wiman, Christianity, church, Church Camp, Colonial Hills Baptist Church Bus Crash, compassion, death, faith, Grace, Grief, ministry, pain, Quotations, Spirituality, teenagers | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The New Stone Bench in Florida

The bench is a monument. To Atheism. Continue reading

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