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Learning to Get Life Right

Learning to Get Life Right

People are more than one thing. Our worst moments do not define us. None of us is merely petty, angry, stubborn, self-absorbed, impatient, or hypocritical. We can also be kind, selfless, courageous, persistent, curious, and honest. Everybody operates from mixed...
Loving a Flawed World

Loving a Flawed World

Forgiveness is what love looks like when you don’t feel like it. That’s a paraphrase of something Wendell Berry once said. To put that a different way, forgiveness is the kind of love that we give imperfect things. Things that aren’t always so likable. And since...
An Unusual Resolution

An Unusual Resolution

As our calendars turn from 2020 to 2021, some of us will commit to starting new things. Healthier eating, regular exercise, pursuing a degree, praying regularly, or simply adjusting our attitude. Others will resolve to stop something that diminishes their lives....
When Love Seems to Fail

When Love Seems to Fail

Believe it or not, there is some illusory glamor attached to being a perfectionist. That’s why I misdiagnosed myself as one for many years. You see, despite the misery and exhaustion that can accompany perfectionism, our culture nevertheless still whispers to us that...