Be Like Aslan

“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…” “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the… Continue reading Be Like Aslan

Maybe (Just Maybe) There’s Nothing Wrong With You

Much of what we call “sin” is simply a matter of a person not fitting in. Some of us need to spend less time apologizing for our personalities and more time seeking out the spaces where we truly belong, where we truly thrive; where our presence, our style, and our unique form of brilliance is genuinely… Continue reading Maybe (Just Maybe) There’s Nothing Wrong With You

The Others Are Out There

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider,… Continue reading The Others Are Out There

You need to have a self in order to give yourself

Being burned out is a great technique for making ourselves look and feel important, but in the long run, it really doesn’t help the people we claim to serve. How can you possibly give yourSELF to the world if that very SELF is being drained and depleted through self-disregard? Where is the “goodness” in all our good… Continue reading You need to have a self in order to give yourself

Before you make that sacrifice, please think about the rest of us

Sacrifice is a necessary part of relationships and in most cases our sacrifices are made with the best of intentions, but I won’t deny or downplay the idea that there is such a thing as an unhealthy or dangerous sacrifice. I’ve seen way too many parents, ministers, social workers, and charity volunteers become the unnecessary… Continue reading Before you make that sacrifice, please think about the rest of us