Flashback Wednesday: What I Learned in the Hospital

We’re doing something new here at Theology Along the Way! On Wednesdays, we’ll be flashing back to a popular post from years in the past. Hope you enjoy this one from last January: This past week I had to be hospitalized as an unidentified virus was breaking down the muscles in my legs. It brought…

Joy’s Secret Weapon

You have a secret weapon in fighting for joy. As a pastor, counseling people in trouble is a regular part of my life. I counsel teenagers, singles, married couples, 20 somethings, empty nesters, and all points in between. Most people who come for counseling are not joyful–that’s often what drives them to seek counseling in…

Why Did My Friend Take His Life?

My friend took his life two weeks ago. When I read the news, I felt as if I was standing on a shifting fault line. My stomach ignited and sent its flaming fingers up my chest and grabbed hold of my throat, choking each attempted breath. These reactions racked my body as I tried to…