17 02, 2017

Breaking the Assembly Line

By |2017-02-17T12:40:53+00:00February 17th, 2017|Inspiration|

Sometimes life feels less like a daring adventure and more like an assembly line. Wash the clothes. Pack the lunches. Make the deadline. Gas the car. Ride the treadmill. Scratch the to-do list. Buy the groceries. Wrangle the inbox. Change [...]

24 01, 2017

Aiming For What Matters

By |2017-01-24T06:40:12+00:00January 24th, 2017|Inspiration|

It’s a new year—with new dreams, new challenges, and (like it or not) a new president. As we approach the end of January my gym is still decently full, which I happen to find bittersweet (sweet because people are taking [...]

22 12, 2016

Backroads to Christmas

By |2016-12-22T13:44:07+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Worship|

These words are for the person who’s ready for Christmas to begin, and for the one who’s ready for it to be over. These words are for someone who woke up this morning like, “Whoa. CHRISTMAS IS IN THREE DAYS. [...]

25 10, 2016

Notes from a Sunken Ship

By |2016-10-25T12:51:16+00:00October 25th, 2016|Reminders|

I'd always wanted to scuba dive through a sunken ship and, several years ago, it happened. Derek and I rolled backwards off the side of a small boat into the salty Caribbean. We adjusted our gear, gave each other the ready [...]

6 10, 2016

Politics and God

By |2016-10-06T07:26:48+00:00October 6th, 2016|Presidential Election|

Growing up, I hated history. Maybe hate is too strong a word, but I certainly didn't care much—if at all. History was about the past, while my main concern was the present and the future. So I memorized whatever text I was handed, made the grade, and flushed it from my mind as quickly as [...]

15 09, 2016

Don’t Do Nothing

By |2016-09-15T04:58:31+00:00September 15th, 2016|Inspiration|

How wild would it be if someone handed you a million dollars to invest, but you buried it instead? How silly would it be if you took a bucketful of seeds for the garden, but decided to see how they would flourish in the [...]

4 08, 2016

It’s Not What You Think

By |2016-08-04T06:24:48+00:00August 4th, 2016|Books|

My summer brain has gotten a bit fried from all of the sunshine lately, so I've happily invited more listening and less blabbing into my life. I just finished the book, It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than [...]

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