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

Our Uber Experience

  For those of you who have been keeping track of our transition to Arizona, you know it’s been a bumpy ride. There have been a series of setbacks and surprises making our move all the more adventurous, to say the least. I honestly haven’t had the heart to blog for the last few months. … More Our Uber Experience

On the Other Side

What does the other side of the Jordan River look like? What does it represent? For the Israelites who wandered around the wilderness for 40 years, you might think the other side of the Jordan looked like “freedom” or “deliverance.” Wait a minute: Didn’t they experience their rescue from slavery when God miraculously parted the … More On the Other Side

Love Like Jesus

There are a few moments in life one can never forget. I’ll never forget the day my wife was rushed into the surgery room for an emergency C-section. My first son was born that day. I’ll never forget when my wife had to go through labor to deliver our baby daughter, Jordan. We went in … More Love Like Jesus

Surprise!

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!

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

Return With Singing

“So the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 51:11 NRSV) This picture was captured April 22nd, 2014, on the top of the property at Potter’s Inn (Divide, CO). … More Return With Singing