Back in college, two roommates and I launched a campus chapter of Heifer International, a global charity that gives livestock and training to people in developing countries as a way to help them lift themselves out of poverty. (If you receive a cow, for example, you can sell the milk, as well as breed it…… Continue reading False Dichotomies and the Call of God * 10 Minute Devotional
For Lent this year, I’m logging off. Going dark. Signing off. Want to join me? I’ve realized my tech habits aren’t what I want them to be. I’m not the world’s worst offender when it comes to hours logged online, but I’m far from unplugged. I discovered Twitter recently and it is fun and addictive. The bottomless bowl of…… Continue reading Make it Your Ambition to Lead a Quiet Lent
A challenge from Bonhoeffer to stop playing on the shores of faith and dive in instead.
Alex Haley, author or Roots, kept a photo in his office of a turtle on a fencepost. When asked about this odd conversation piece, he’d respond: Any time I start to think, ‘Look how good I am,’ I look at the turtle—me—and realize I did not get here by myself. Sometimes Daryl and I talk about…… Continue reading Like a Turtle on a Fencepost * 10 Minute Devotional
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…… Continue reading Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional
What happens when a doctor uses the word “arthritis” to a 30-something?
Jeff Given on how we might joyfully receive and share the Word in us.