I’m Just Me, Take it or Leave it!

I met with an old minister friend yesterday. I mean… we ministered in the same area 25 years ago. Lisa and I visited his church on Sunday and he wanted to meet up for coffee, so we did on Monday. It was an interesting meeting because internally I was feeling no stress...

Don’t Be Afraid

I have spoken with many of you one on one. I’ve spoken with many others as well. The topic: the change of beliefs and the fear that accompanies it. What’s the first thing I say when someone describes to me the changes in their beliefs and the terror they are feeling?...
Sophia: Solitary

Sophia: Solitary

I abandoned everyone. I therefore felt abandoned. Because I was. I became solitary. Like a hermit. Solitude is lonely. It’s supposed to be. But sometimes the loneliness is felt so severely like a cold fog seeping into the marrow of your bones. But solitude and...
Sophia: Distant

Sophia: Distant

Sometimes I process things by talking about it. Or writing. Articulating it helps me know what it is. Words smith what I’m thinking into shape. One of my most common coping mechanisms is to go distant. Ever since I was a child I remember being told that. “You’re...