"New year - New me", is the popular caption for Instagram photos right now. The beginning of a new year can make people take stock of their life. It can be a time where people set new goals for health, fitness, family, or career. I've noticed that "new years resolutions" and goals are often about … Continue reading Beautifully Uncomfortable
I've spent the last couple months on hiatus from writing allowing the season to percolate in my heart and mind. Like the smell of a quality coffee brewing, God has brought a new aroma of perspective. It has helped to clarify who I am and where God is leading. If you want to indulge me … Continue reading Finding Our Fit
My 2-year-old Emma's favorite joke right now is; "Knock, Knock". I reply, "Who's there?". "Interrupting cow," she says. "Interrupting co..."Moooooo!" Before you can finish your statement you are interrupted. That's the joke. I've been wondering lately if this is God's favorite joke too. Up until recently, I was living out my version of a long-term plan. Then God said, "Moooooo-ve." … Continue reading The Interrupting God
There is something we will never fully comprehend – our mortality. No matter how hard we try to ignore it or outlive it death comes all too quickly. Okay, I realize this is sounding pretty depressing all of a sudden but in order to truly live we must admit how temporary this life really is. … Continue reading Life Is A Hashtag
I'm not an Apple freak but I know people who are. The kind of people who wait in line overnight just to get the latest iPhone. Apple freaks always have the latest iPad, iPhone, iTouch, iCar, iDog etc. One of my friends is basically a walking advertisement for Apple. He has a bus-load of their products and … Continue reading Advertising Jesus
I have to admit that pursuing Jesus with consistent admiration over Christmas is not easy for me. I’m a huge fan of Christmas music, so much so that I often sneak a listen way before Thanksgiving even comes around! I love putting up lights and decorating. Every year I try and go to a play, a concert, or a pageant about Christmas. And yet, even in these things Jesus can lose his lead character role in it all.
Competitors never stop running. I know a few competitive long distance runners. Everything about their life feeds into that purpose. They eat, sleep, train, and live to be the best they can. It's a commitment to excel. Do you have a commitment to excel in your life as a Christian? Running with Jesus takes commitment and sacrifice. You can't just run one lap a week on Sundays. Jesus is calling you to run each day at your school, your team, your work, even at your home.
In Christian culture we are good at telling our kids to stay away from immorality, substance abuse, violence, cheating, and other “terrible” sins. We warn against their destructive outcomes and explain that they are against God’s ways. But there is one danger I don’t think parents or even pastors take seriously enough and that’s busyness. … Continue reading The Slow Club
My son is going to the dentist today and I'm nervous for him. I remember spending two and a half hours in the dentist chair last year getting a root canal! My tooth decided that it was no longer needed and the cells started self-decaying from the inside out. This kind of internal rot was about … Continue reading Root Canals & Rotten Hearts
The power of invisibility sounds like a cool idea in theory, that is, if you could turn it off and on at will. Invisibility would come in handy when you want to sneak up on people or have the upper hand in a fight. But, being invisible all the time would have its price. Imagine … Continue reading The Art of Presence