Economy of words, pacing, playfulness and humor are key.
When we try and cram round peg beliefs into life’s square holes, well, it can become an exercise in futility. Maybe it’s worth trading in some of that rigorous Bible study time in for good therapy.
I’m a crappy Christian. Not only that, but the life of faith often does not feel good. Or fulfilling. I don’t know, maybe I’m doing it wrong.
When I was about seven or eight years old, me and a buddy peed in a neighbor kid’s bike helmet when he wasn’t looking.
You know you should be happy around Christmas, but some years, you end up feeling a little letdown.
Imagine a dirty, dank, stinky barn full of animal manure. Now close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose.