My favorite books in 2021, part 1

It’s that time again. You’ve waited patiently a whole year for it, I'm sure, and it's finally here … the 2nd annual rundown of my favorite books. So, for this first day of 2022, I'm writing about some of the books I read in 2021 that were the most meaningful and enjoyable for me. Last…

Simeon

I love one-hit wonders. I’ve written about them before: individuals who appear just once in the Bible, giving us just enough to be grateful for what we know, while leaving us wanting more. One such example is Simeon. When Mary & Joseph bring Jesus to the temple to dedicate him as their firstborn son, they…

The God Who Can’t Stay Away

Six years ago, Wanda Dench sent out a group text, letting her family know what time to come over for Thanksgiving dinner. She got her grandson's number mixed up, accidentally sending the message to a 17-year-old high school senior named Jamal. He thought his grandma had gotten a new phone, so he texted back, and…