Daryl and I have been praying together quite a bit lately. It’s not rare for us to pray with one another (we are pastors, after all), but in these days it’s had an added air of urgency. There’s a lot going on out there, friends. I get daily videos from a dear friend who’s locked … More Lord, strengthen our weak knees
From the manger to the stormy sea.
An Advent reflection on exhaustion by Paul J. Pastor. … More Exhaustion: An Advent Reflection
Only two weeks into the kindergarten school year everything was going beautifully. Until a classmate told my son he was going to bring a gun. … More We Follow Through Our Fears
Looking for some food for thought this Holy Week? Check out these five good reads. (And don’t look now, but these are all written by women. Brilliant, theologically minded women. Pretty sure Jesus is smiling about that one.) Fleming Rutledge’s “Redeemed by Death and Resurrection,” an excerpt from her book, The Crucifixion. “A declaration of amnesty … More 5 Good Reads for Holy Week
Lent starts this Wednesday. Are you ready? … More So You Want to Give Something Up for Lent?
In a noisy world, where do we find wisdom? … More Gather Wise Counselors
What are you afraid to do? Sometimes fear saves. Our fear of the snake just off the hiking trail, the out-of-control driver in the express lane, the unattended toddler near a swimming pool. But fear can also be an excuse. We can let it hold us back or keep us silent. Fear in its proper … More Fear and Trembling Can Lead the Way * 10 Minute Devotional
Because enjoying every moment is impossible, and hitting milestones is a good thing. … More They Grow Up So Fast… And That’s Okay
How writing (and life) is strengthened in community. … More A Solitary Pursuit, Together
I’ve never chosen a “word of the year” before. My blogger friends all seemed to have one: faith, unity, joy, presence. One word for the whole year ahead. Yet it felt odd to me, somehow, to choose a word for the next 365 days. How could I put them into a one-word box so early … More Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional