bad santa

today i engaged in a miserable annual ritual–i dressed up as santa for our daycare pictures. i can’t figure out why… 1.) i’m always the one who has to play santa every year (it might be due to the fact that i have white hair, and when i laugh my little round belly shakes like…

prayer is a desire to see good come out of pain

i love marshall shelley.  shelley is probably best known for being the editor at leadership journal, but he is an elegant writer in his own right. several years ago, i read an article he’d written for christianity today entitled, “two minutes to eternity.”  in it, shelley described the heart-wrenching experience of watching his newborn son die.  i was shocked by his…