Dark Thought Suicide Treatment program

I had a poster over my college bed–soft pastel watercolor background holding up these words: Only feeling understands feeling. I think I may have spent much of those years trying to really und...

Cancer–it isn’t kidstuff

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I have a hate-respect relationship with cancer. I’m as familiar with it as I ever want to be, and though I’m healthy now, I know (or know of) so ...

Embracing vulnerability

I’ve been thinking about vulnerability this week–and it brought me back to this talk by Brené Brown. My favourite part was this… “We can’t practice compassion with other...

Right-hand wisdom

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer  Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So sinc...

When things seem hopeless

This has been a full year–and many fantastic things have happened. Some of our friends, however, have been facing incredible challenges. God has crafted our lives to contain seasons of joy, ...