Of Caves and Bedsheets

Fear does some strange things to us. I remember as a kid doing the typical late night thing after watching a scary movie. The movie itself was terrifying - and I did it to myself by choosing to watch it. Then came the inevitable moment when sleep begins to take over and the images of …

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How do I actually live this?

I was asked that question earlier this week. It was from someone who struggles with addiction. It has impacted their life, their marriage, their work, their health - you name it, it's been touched. The frustration was painfully obvious from this individual as I was asked that question about living the Christian life. They pray. …

Wrestling with tragedy…

Senseless Tragedy The above link is to a story I read today. Two teen girls apparently killed on a trail in Indiana, a rural area outside of Lafayette. I read a lot of news. Some of it is political in nature. A lot deals with the sciences. I am moved by stories where good has happened …

The Struggle for Hearts

As I write this, the news crossing my screens is pretty dire. 30+ tourists killed in Tunisia. Suicide attack in Kuwait. Beheading in France. And on the American front, I read about the decision made by the Supreme Court that radically transforms marriage. What a divergent flood. And all this is pecking at hearts. For …

Silence – Good or Bad?

Silence is missing in our culture. It is painfully obvious when we have our streaming music going, the TV playing streaming programs, buzzing from our phones and rings from texts, the sounds surround us with anything but silence. So, when we feel that God is silent, we are surprised. Kind of like if you have …

Thinking about leadership…

I have a desire. Not just any. But I don't think that I often put it into words. That desire focuses on the real need for real leaders to be seen, heard, understood, and emulated. I want to be part of developing a culture at the church I lead that embraces new, young, inexperienced leaders …

Professional

I thoroughly enjoy watching a good NFL game. The competition. The human effort. THe athleticism. All these capture my imaginations and even allow me to actually think, 'yeah, I could've done that'. Then reality sets in and I realize that they are 'professionals', tested and proven to have the skill and fortitude to endure. I …

The Reality of Maturity

Instead, his delight is in the Lord ’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. (Psalms 1:2, 3 HCSB) There is an obvious blessing associated with simply …