I wrote this post over two years ago and I keep coming back to it as a major theme in my life. It’s like my soul’s melody. I’m trying to attune my spirit to the presence of God as often as I remember. It sums up the work that’s done in Spiritual Direction, which is … More Listen Softer…Again
Back in July I posted something on my blog that was a “repost” of a well-written article about what the author, a popular blogger and pastor, would do if he found out one of his kids were gay. While I agree with his sentiment, and his best intentions to model love to his children, I … More The Messiness of Parenting (The Messiness of Love)
A strange and disorienting experience is not something to be feared or avoided, but something to be welcomed and embraced. God stretches and shapes me most when I am out of my comfort zone, unable to exist in cruise-control, uncertain of the outcome, unwilling to go back to the way things were. Even though I … More Surprise!
One of my favorite authors and teachers is John Ortberg. Awhile ago he wrote a book called “The Me I Want To Be: Becoming God’s Best Version Of You.” I highly recommend this book as an introduction to spiritual formation. It’s not nearly as academic as it is devotional and immediately applicable. One of the … More Listen Softer