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When something stresses me out, my inclination is to ignore it.
When people we love get sick or die out of the natural order of things, we are stung anew by the awareness that we're only here for a little while.
Different conflicts call for different approaches to peace, as much as different weather calls for different footwear.
Even when I'm crying alone, I feel embarrassed I can't keep it together. I fall victim to a society that indicts emotion and criminalizes imperfection.
Jews weren't fond of Samaritans, to say the least. Everything we say about groups we hate was said about them: they got religion wrong, they thought they were better than you, they were strange, standoffish, dangerous, lazy, immoral.
Trivial pursuits may interest certain persons, but when they become our public preoccupation and cause us to miss the majors in pursuit of the minors... we find ourselves perpetually drowning in the kiddie pool.
Dear God, keep me from speaking your name, unless I mean it.
This month we begin a year of celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
You take a wild and wooly word from Jesus like this one about faith moving mountains and learn to whittle it down, to domesticate it, to nuance it, to explain it.
Richard L. Floyd
I was overcome with emotion, because I knew they weren't cheering for me.