When there’s nothing in the tank, there is more
Home is where the squirrel-hole is: How we ended up buying That One House (and what God has planned for it)
You know that scary house everyone whispers about? We bought it.
Lift, release, recover: Building strength with God
Building strength isn’t just about the lift.
“But I Flourish”: Review and Revelation
Every once in a while, a book promises to change your life and actually does.
Toyota Matrix for the Lord
What kind of vehicle are you when it comes to God’s will?
Conformity vs harmony, darkness vs light
The concept of unity has always been challenging for me. It sounds too much like the Borg. I don’t want to be assimilated! But in a recent study of Ephesians, I realized that is not God’s intention for unity. What I fear is conformity—me ceasing to matter as an individual. What Paul describes is harmony—togetherness …
He calls me good
Will I disappoint you? Almost guaranteed.
Will I disappoint God? Never.
Stability in unstable times
“Stable” isn’t a word I’d use to describe 2020. I’m more likely to use the year as a swear word. You feel me. Nothing has been steady, dependable, or constant. But when the mail arrived with this tiny square of big scripture attached to my jewlery, I had to sit back for a selah moment. …
Take the RISK: The ministry of reconciliation
Pastor Mike Todd’s message on racial reconciliation, re-presented, is the best out there on Christians’ role in racial healing. Watch the video, read the notes, change your life.
He calls you as you are not
God calls out who you are long before it’s who you are. Just before the Unpleasantness, I found an extremely abridged version of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” at the thrift store (remember those?) and scooped it up for Mackenzie. She found it over the weekend, so we read it together. She was …
You’re not from around here
I’m homesick, guys. With all the travel and immigration restrictions, my soul is longing for a place it can’t go, for the family I left behind, for a life we planned but may not have now. If you didn’t know, I’m an American expat (I think of myself as an alien–it’s cooler). I’ve lived in …
Would Jesus talk about you the way you talk about you?
CHECK IN: What’s your self-talk like these days? I bet it’s way worse than usual. Mine sure is. Here’s just a sample of the names I’ve called myself in the past couple days. LoserFailureLazyBullySelfishHoarderUnfit parent I’ve also repeatedly “reassured” myself with thoughts like, “It’s okay that your body isn’t young anymore. You were never pretty …