My latest thoughts on
faith, family, disability,
privilege, and healing
Big News for the Becker Family
Big news for the Becker family today! Many of you have watched and read and listened as our family has grown up over the years,
S6 E7 | The Cost of Control with Sharon Hodde Miller
How does control lead to anxiety? How can we let go of the illusion of control and entrust our lives to God? Pastor and author
Prayer and Talking to God
I used to say that prayer is talking to God. I was trying to explain prayer to Penny’s friend Rachel, who has Down syndrome and
At Thanksgiving, Don’t Simply Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
I was reminded this year that Abraham Lincoln was the first American President to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. He did so in 1863, in
The Insidious Racism of Assimilation
Assimilation is an insidious form of racism and sexism and ableism and all the other isms. It’s subtle, because it comes in the form of
We All Need to Know We Are Beloved
Healing is so tender and scary and so very beautiful. Over the past two weeks, I have been reminded of these truths through a flurry
Radical Generosity, Abundant Compassion, Unexpected Hospitality, Surprising Grace
Radical generosity. Abundant compassion. Unexpected hospitality. Surprising grace. These are the types of phrases that I wish marked more of us who call ourselves Christians.
S6 E6 | True Self, True Healing with Alison Cook
In between the extremes of selfishness and selflessness, how do we bring healing to our true selves? Dr. Alison Cook, psychologist and author, talks with
Please Don’t Call Anyone Low-Functioning
I’ve been trying to figure out why it bothers me to hear people described as “high functioning” and “low functioning.” The other day, a friend
I asked my family how I should introduce myself to the new people around here, and here’s what they suggested (through the family group text):
Comment | To Be Made Well: Why modern health obscures what it means to be human.
Does it matter that Jesus of Nazareth healed a lot of people way back when? Do we still need that type of healing? Are there
People to Follow Across the Political Divides
As we reach the other side of the 2022 elections—our country as polarized as ever—I want to offer some suggestions for people to follow who
Praying Like a Child
I saw a little girl climb up onto her father’s lap on a Zoom call the other day. He was reclined in a large chair.
Maybe Fall Could Last Forever
I’ve seen a lot of fall foliage in my day, and this year it’s like the trees conspired to show off. It just keeps going
How Can I Practice NOT Proving My Worth?
How do you actively move towards being the beloved rather than working hard to prove your worth? What practices do you recommend for people who