Die to Selfie

Be yourself. Find yourself. Do what makes you happy. Ambiguous inspirational messages like these constantly flood my newsfeed. They get the most re-pins. They are celebrity endorsed. They certainly roll of the tongue well. But, as innocent and uplifting as “be yourself,” sounds, I have actually found that scripture tells us the opposite. As believers, [...]


Who would ever buy a selfie stick? I don’t take selfies. This was a thought that blew through the caverns of my mind while I judgmentally gawked at a (probably very nice) couple using a selfie stick at Universal Studios. “Yes, you do,” I heard my husband declare. I guess I had voiced my disapproving [...]

Compassion Demands Action

Compassion is rare in our selfie-centered world. We scroll through our Facebook posts, glancing at cat videos, guacamole recipes and just another Christian being beheaded in the middle east. On our newsfeed they are all the same. Have we become numb to people’s pain? Maybe we “feel sorry,” but do we actually do anything? Compassion [...]