I want to tell you about one of my most painful experiences with racism.
“I’m good.” “It’s all good.” “Good news!” The word good is our default for anything vaguely positive. But what do we mean when we talk about goodness?
Imagine that God created the whole world like my hometown: Orlando, Florida. What would that be like?
I would estimate that a full 90 percent of the 3 percent of the Internet that isn’t illegal movie downloads is dating advice.
Eyeing the sugary variety before me, I would survey all the confections in the glass cases. Lush caramels speckled with almonds. Sugar-coated pastel dots of licorice.
Our first president, George Washington, was born on February 22. Abraham Lincoln, another iconic president, was also born mid-February.
During my first year in college, my friend Suzanne and I used to sit in her room and encourage ourselves with Paul’s words on singleness (oddly, from the King James): “Art thou free of a husband? Seek not a husband!”
A few years ago, when I was preparing to lead a Bible study on the fruit of the Spirit, I started by going through each one to try to recall what I had learned or read about it before.
Next week Lent begins!
“That’s great,” you may be saying, “but what exactly is Lent?”
I wanted to be the nicest person in the world.
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