Everything Sad Is Untrue

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll shout hallelujah. It’s hard to describe the exact experience of reading Daniel Nayeri’s Everything Sad Is Untrue. I can’t say I’ve read anything like it before. It’s a coming-of-age memoir. It’s a Christian testimony. It’s a refugee’s inside look at religion and geopolitics. It’s the anguished cry of a boyContinue reading “Everything Sad Is Untrue”

Six Months of Ukraine Prayer

On the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion, today Ukraine marked a somber national holiday. Last year on August 24, large crowds flooded Kyiv to celebrate 30 years of independence from the Soviet Union. For year 31, Ukrainians were ordered indoors—yet remain defiant. “On Feb. 24, we were told: You have no chance,” said President VolodymyrContinue reading “Six Months of Ukraine Prayer”

He Doesn’t Shield Us from Everything

My rambunctious, sometimes out-of-control sons love to wrestle and battle each other with pretty much anything that could remotely resemble a weapon. They’ve also recently learned how to deflect their brothers’ blows by crafting shields from cardboard boxes with strings attached to slide their arms through. While these cardboard shields may be effective enough forContinue reading “He Doesn’t Shield Us from Everything”