God and Transactional Love

Growing up I identified God’s love with my parents’ love for me.  When I was ‘good’, they said nothing, assuming I simply ought to be good.  When I fell short, they got angry and shamed me in a variety of ways. I figured that’s the way God’s love also...

Gobsmacked!

So how was the weekend?  Thanksgiving meals, parades, football games, shopping excursions and family time have created a uniquely American holiday.  It’s a nexus of events that bring together the best and sometimes the not so best in us.  Anything happen to you that...