People

How to Live Beyond Yourself

I watched Laurie Vanderpool hold a severely disabled young boy in her arms and proclaim that one day he would run and jump and turn somersaults.

She had me at the way she smothered him with hugs and kisses. Her love was stunningly holy and absolute.

I wanted to change my life at that exact moment.

Have you ever thought about quitting your job and rebooting your life?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live beyond every thing you have ever imagined.

Let me introduce you to the people behind LiveBeyond.

Life

Why Submission Isn’t a Bad Word

The resistance to submission starts early. How many of us have heard a child say, “You’re not the boss of me!”

Every parent understands, well, parenting and that ongoing shaping, molding, teaching, and instructing of a child.

Children need to learn early to submit to their parent’s authority. As they grow into adolescence and even adulthood that submission takes a different shape and form.

For each of us, learning how to submit to others as we grow into the independence of adulthood often defines the kind of person we will be.

Let’s think for a bit about why submission isn’t a bad word.

Culture

Guns, Dunn, Race, Religion, and You

Guns. Race. Religion. Is it possible to have a conversation about these three things?

Must the mere mention of any of them send a conversation spiraling down into a cess pool of innuendo and posturing?

How do we talk about series social issues as people of faith without stumbling into the briar patch of stereotypes?

Is it possible to listen to each other?

PEOPLE

LIFE