Christian reflections

Waking Up in Anxious Times * 10 Minute Devotional

The first church I pastored was in rural Wisconsin. Farm country. We lived on the town’s main thoroughfare, and our toddler son often stood glued to the front window watching tractors roll down the street. A man in our congregation heard that Daryl had never driven a tractor (why this surprised him I do not know, since Daryl grew…… Continue reading Waking Up in Anxious Times * 10 Minute Devotional

Christian reflections

What Side are You On? * 10 Minute Devotional

“What side are you on?” The boy’s face was just inches from mine. His freckles stood out against his pale skin, even in the weak Wisconsin winter sun. He pointed to a line of kids dressed in hats and mittens, standing in a line on one side of the recess field, then to a line…… Continue reading What Side are You On? * 10 Minute Devotional

Family life

When it Gets Ugly Out There * 10 Minute Devotional

    Every time I’ve been on social media lately, I’ve logged off feeling like I need to take a shower. The vitriol in the public sphere seems to be reaching a fevered pitch. We must speak truth in love. We must stand against injustice. We must be a people of action, not just words. But…… Continue reading When it Gets Ugly Out There * 10 Minute Devotional