Life With Meaning, Life With Conflict

Every story is filled with meaningful conflict. If there’s no conflict, there’s no story. And there’s really no getting around this. The very structure of a story requires that the protagonist(s) experience significant conflict that challenges their character and pushes them to grow.  Stories begin with the protagonist in an established, familiar world, the place … Continue reading Life With Meaning, Life With Conflict

The Good News of God’s Faithfulness in My Neighborhood

Something incredible has happened in my neighborhood over the past few years: It has gotten better.  I don’t have any statistics to back that up, but I’m here every day and I see it and feel it.  The local churches are actively ministering to the poor on a relational level.  The city has invested in … Continue reading The Good News of God’s Faithfulness in My Neighborhood