Rendering Regret, Receiving Redemptive Grace

As a hospital chaplain whose often with patients in their last few days of life, there is a sense of privilege in being able to provide spiritual care to those who are reaching the end of their physical life. With many of these patients, there is a feeling of peace and acceptance in their hearts … [Read more…]

Seeking Help From Others

Whenever we are able to help someone in need, we feel a sense of purpose. No matter if it’s helping a family member, friend, or even a stranger, those who give often feel a higher sense of reward than those they served. However, when we find ourselves seeking help when we are in need, it … [Read more…]

Recapturing The Gift of Christmas

As a child, visiting my grandparents on Christmas Day was special to me. While my grandfather never had many memories of celebrating Christmas as a boy since he grew up in various foster homes, he found ways to make the season joyful for his grandchildren. From the lights decorated on his small home in the … [Read more…]

Embracing the Unexpected Detours

It was one of the most difficult decisions I had to ever make. After spending a year struggling in the ordination process to become a minister, I came to the conclusion that while I still felt called to be a minister, it wasn’t going to be in the denomination where I had been raised and … [Read more…]

Receiving A Healing Touch

One of the things that my family is not really known for is giving hugs. While I grew up with two loving parents, expressing it through hugging wasn’t necessarily “our thing.” For me, learning how to give and embrace hugs was something I had to learn how to do in ministry. Particularly since hugging is … [Read more…]