I always hated moving and making new friends. It was the beginning of high school and we had just moved again. It was scary to start over and break into a new place every few years and leave so many close friends behind. I remember going to the cafeteria for the first time and not … Continue reading It Only Takes One
When I was 15, my family chose to move out of an active, robust community to our mountain house. It was located in a remote town deep in the mountains, quite opposite from the life we had lived before. A place that was beautiful but stunted in the past in every way. There were no … Continue reading Remote and Removed
“It’ll cost you a kiss.” “Just to get inside?” The girl in front of me laughs. “Uh, huh,” he says and pulls her to him for a sloppy one. But to me he asks, “Why are you here? You don’t drink.” I don’t? How does he know what I do or don’t do, have I … Continue reading Is It Worth It?
One of the lowest and transformative times of my life was the late summer and fall of 1982. I had just spent the most amazing week in San Antonio Texas at the Lutheran Youth Gathering with 16,000 young Christians and I had been on top of the world. But as soon as I was finished … Continue reading To This Day…
The challenges we can face when we move to a new place