Christian reflections

False Dichotomies and the Call of God * 10 Minute Devotional

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

books

The Magical Land of Writing a Book

Jane Smiley used to ride at the same barn where I took a few lessons in my youth. You know, Pulitzer prize winner Jane Smiley, author of a dozen NY Times bestsellers? That Jane Smiley. I groupie-stalked her from afar. She looked so… normal. I’d never read one of her books–I still haven’t, to be honest–but I was…… Continue reading The Magical Land of Writing a Book

Christian reflections

What to Do When There’s Not Much You Can Do * 10 Minute Devotional

When I lead the prayers of the people in church these days, they are long. There is a lot to mention. This week there will be more still. Some of the recent tragedies are halfway across the world. Others are a short drive away. Some make headlines. Others are privately mourned. Some involve hundreds. Others…… Continue reading What to Do When There’s Not Much You Can Do * 10 Minute Devotional