A Safe Friend: Find One

Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash I can’t overstate the gift that friends have been in my life. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate or value friendships in the past it’s just more of me coming to an understanding deep in my soul that I would not/will not make it without friends. Read that sentence again. I mean…

MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Photo by Janine Robinson on Unsplash Today is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday in January. Perhaps a good tradition to start (or continue) is to read MLK’s letter he wrote in August of 1963 from a Birmingham jail cell. You can read the entire letter here.

Preacher, do you want to be a help to people?

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Confession: I do not read or study the art or craft of preaching as regularly as I should. Though I’m not entirely sure what “regularly” is, I am quite sure that it’s more often than what I’m currently doing. That being said, Meditations on Preaching by Francis James Grimké has been a…

You need to talk to yourself more

Martin Lloyd Jones in his book Spiritual Depression made this statement I found helpful as I think about training my mind to meditate on truth and speak truth to my heart : Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of…