We All Look To You

Have you ever known someone who makes every conversation all about them? Brian Regan, the comedian, calls them “Me-Monsters.” They’re lurking at the dinner party, in the church lobby, on social media, maybe even right outside your door. “Beware the Me-Monster!” (Click here for a 4-minute hilarious CLEAN clip) The world needs more and better listeners – … More We All Look To You

A Retreat With God

For those who may not know, I’m beginning a new journey with an awesome ministry called KidZ at Heart International. It’s a spiritual formation ministry aimed at kids and those who influence them. The timing of my on-boarding with KidZ is absolutely perfect. You see, the staff and board have established a regular rhythm of … More A Retreat With God

A Grander Vision

I dream of one day getting on a plane with Rebekah and flying to a foreign country. Perhaps Guatemala…I sure do love Guatemala. After we land, we eventually make our way through the airport – through baggage claim and customs – and outdoors, into the open sky.  Immediately we are caught up in the uniqueness … More A Grander Vision

Who’s Holding You?

This past week I spent several days attending a focused retreat called “Boundless Compassion.” It was facilitated by a wonderful woman named Joyce Rupp, a member of the Order of the Servants of Mary. Joyce has years and years of experience in the realm of compassion. She is a sought-after teacher and leader in this … More Who’s Holding You?

Refuge

“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” (Psalm 123:1 NRSV) When I am frustrated, confused, tired and feeling hopeless, I don’t lift up my eyes to the LORD. I don’t trust in God like I say I do. My actions and my attitude often reveal my lack of faith. … More Refuge

The Way of Pain

Every now and then I like to give in to my “introverted-self” and go to a movie alone. Last night happened to be one of those nights. It was a long day, filled with questions about my future, conversations about my present, and lots of time reflecting on what it all means. I needed to … More The Way of Pain