Generous

Generous

WARNING: This post contains graphic, counter-intuitive information that some may find disturbing. Do not read this unless you are open to conviction and healing. “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he...
Rest

Rest

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. (Isaiah 30:15, NIV) My dog, Dugg, seems largely unfazed by the current crisis in our world. In fact, he sleeps. A lot. It got me thinking about a different way to approach...
Peace

Peace

“In this world, you will have trouble. In me you can have peace.” (Jesus in John 16:33) As I write this post, the coronavirus has become a pandemic and is sweeping it’s way across the United States, having already wreaked havoc in China, Europe, Australia and other...
Everything

Everything

“Throw yourself into everything you do so that everyone will see your progress.” (1 Timothy 4:15-16, BWM paraphrase) Since we’re about two months into the new year, I thought this would be a great time to check in with you for a little progress report. According to...
Kryptonite

Kryptonite

“We are a desperate mix of both brilliance and brokenness, and the one is often linked to the other.” In the superhero genre’, most of us are familiar with Superman. You know, the lowly Clark Kent, working as a reporter for the newspaper, with his main squeeze, Lois...
Superpowers

Superpowers

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.” Romans 12:6 Have you noticed our culture’s obsession with superheroes? Holy cow! From the ground-breaking Black Panther, to Captain Marvel, Captain America, The Avengers—I don’t have enough room. We...
Loves

Loves

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (Jesus is John 13:35, NIV) Being as it’s February and the love month and Valentines and all that, I thought it might be a good time to blog about love. Well, actually loves. Because...
Light

Light

Light “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:1, NIV) So a few years ago, I was invited to some friend’s house for a weekend of writing. It’s a beautiful house in an even more beautiful surrounding, perched on a cliff overlooking...
Aim

Aim

If you’re just trying NOT to do the wrong thing, you can miss doing the right thing.” I’ve only had one in my entire life. I’ve been playing the game of golf for over 40 years, but I’ve only hit the perfect shot once.  An ace. The elusive hole-in-one. What every...
Detours

Detours

I hate ‘em. Never have liked them. A detour is a setback. A detour means that something unplanned is impeding my progress, and I’m gonna have to go around it. Detours take longer. Detours often mean backtracking. (Which I also hate.) I’m pretty much a point A to point...
Smaller

Smaller

“If you want to change the world, you’ve got to think smaller.” Yes, I know that’s terribly counter-intuitive, even counter-cultural. Our world says think bigger and better. Even the Church gets caught up in this thinking. Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham, has been...
Routines

Routines

Routines “The quality of life you experience is a direct result of your routines.” This time of year, people talk about resolutions. “This year, I’m gonna do this or that!” But according to US News and World Report, about 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail,...
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