On Brett Favre

They say that pain brings people together. I used to think that's just a nice way of rephrasing the good ol' cliche: "misery loves company". But I have learned that my pain has given me two important "gifts": First, being in pain has helped me understand a little better the…

Pain

"How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and everyday have sorrow in my heart?" - Psalm 13:23:59am.Looks like another night without sleep.The memories won't go away. The pain doesn't stop.Questions. Haunting questions.How can they do this?Robbed.Betrayed."For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me." -…

Act of Faith

Yesterday I met up with a wonderful friend for a cup of coffee. She picked this obscure, tiny Chinese coffee shop that's tucked away in a back corner of a small Chinese plaza. I had to drive up and down the street 4 times before I finally saw it. But…

Life According to House

Lately, partly because I have trouble sleeping at night, I have picked up a new addiction: Watching late night reruns of "House".For those who are not familiar with the TV series, Dr. Gregory House, the series main character is a brilliant doctor who has the personality of a cactus and…

a longing for belonging

A couple of nights ago I ran into a pastor whom I have done a couple of projects with before. Since I left the ministry, I have experienced a few such encounters with "ex-colleagues". Without exception, those encounters had happened as follows:First, The person tried extremely hard to pretend not…