Author: acongregationofone

I trust that God understands agnostics like Steve--angry at life’s injustice or simply angry at those who speak from the pulpit. God may discern in them greater intellectual and emotional sensitivity than in certain Christians. Steve cries to distraction every time he watches the musical Les...

 I identify with the study participants in Marsha Sinetar's book, Everyday People as Monks and Mystics. They model insights, techniques and lifestyle changes that resemble my own. Sinitar uses the terms "monk" and "mystic" loosely, referring to to all who hunger and thirst for God. Not malcontents...

​After realizing the truth of Christianity, the floodgates opened for a titanic struggle. As the train slowly approached in the tunnel, my mind turned a corner. A dark curtain descended, eclipsing my former epiphanies. I found it impossible to sync my new resolve with my...

When our nine-year old son, Michael, developed serious emotional problems, the trajectory of my life changed dramatically. The sudden onset of his depression and refusal to cooperate confounded my husband and me. I might have ended up a shallow shopaholic had I not come against this...

The onset of my son's emotional problems changed the trajectory of my life. Despite receiving professional help, uncooperative behavior continued at home and at school. Hearing negative feedback from teachers and other mothers caused feelings of helplessness and shame. Acutely aware of the fragility of life,...