Where has life fishhooked you?

  Yesterday, I headed out through the garage, on my way to do some work for a friend. As I walked through the garage, I couldn't miss it. Some kind of wire-y, point-y, fishhook-y kind of think sticking out of a tire on my wife's van. I pulled on it a bit, but it wasn't…

What My Visit to the Dentist Taught Me About Church

I went to the dentist last week for my twice-a-year checkup. For some people, those 2 times a year are to be avoided. But not for me. I don't mind going to my dentist. Really. One reason: I'm a dedicated flosser -- something only my hygienist truly appreciates. But I also don't mind going to…

Why It’s Good to Cry

Can I be honest? I've never understood how some people can always have a sunny disposition. I'm not sure what to make of folks who always seem to be upbeat. Now, to be sure, I could learn from such folks. And I hope I do. But I think it's also true what the 4th century…