While We Still Wait

It’s been so long since you were light-hearted. God knows you try not to worry, to wait patiently, to be thankful in all the other things. Will this be my lot in life?  You still wonder in the dark. Will there be any joy left for me? You struggle to pray. For what? What is it you are actually praying for? What is it that you want God to do? You can change this if you want to, Father. Your prayers loopRead more

How could they?

How could they? How could they starve and gas six-million Jews? How could they rape innocent girls walking home from school, and kill wide-eyed children in front of numb mothers? How could they? How could they sell poor men like animals, and buy powerless women like meat? How could they ravish the virgin, once, twice, a hundred times and then leave her crumpled on the street, forever to feel like garbage? How could they? How could they reach into the warmthRead more

“What’s stealing your joy?”

At age twenty-six, I was hired, miraculously, as the head women’s volleyball coach at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.  During the interview, the Athletic Director asked repeatedly if I knew what I was getting into (I didn’t).  Would I really be able to handle  the many facets of a head coach position as I had exactly, uh, no experience in high-level Division I coaching? “What, Mr. Athletic Director?! Haven’t I mentioned that I’m a seasoned twenty-six-year-old?  I’ve lived longRead more

“I’ve been watching you.”

At age twenty-six, I was hired, miraculously, as the head women’s volleyball coach at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.  During the interview, the Athletic Director asked repeatedly if I knew what I was getting into (I didn’t).  Would I really be able to handle  the many facets of a head coach position as I had exactly, uh, no experience in high-level Division I coaching? “What, Mr. Athletic Director?! Haven’t I mentioned that I’m a seasoned twenty-six-year-old?  I’ve lived longRead more