Don’t Miss the Adventure of Now

Don’t Miss the Adventure of Now

Pausing doesn’t end correctly by concluding with a time of respite and reflection. Those are appetizers preparing us to be the people we truly crave to be. It isn’t all internal. It moves us forward, upward, outward. What do we become? World changers. Lovers. Friends....
Time Flies When You’re Having Sons

Time Flies When You’re Having Sons

By taking a little time to reflect and pause, we might not rush past the now. By appreciating the messy yards as we gently guide our kids toward better habits, we might find wonder and grace in times of correction and teaching. By looking back at their younger days...
Have You Talked About It?

Have You Talked About It?

Decades passed. Wounds grew deep. Relationships were negatively influenced by worries. His mental dialogue replayed: Does what happened to my parents happen to everyone? Are all relationships like this? Can’t love be better? Initial reluctance to talk was obvious....
After the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

After the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

Breakfast is my friend. Breakfast moments remind me of life, of new beginnings, of community, of pausing to eat and talk and think and begin a day. I cherish the morning meals. That honest conversation I enjoyed last week with Charles when we met for breakfast at the...
The Dying

The Dying

The week ended. The week merging celebration and accusation ended. Weeks do that. They begin their sprint then rush toward a conclusion. Like stories, our weeks contain components of drama and tension and conflict and romance and resolution. To pause during our weeks...
Choose Today to Dream and Act

Choose Today to Dream and Act

Today comes once. Just once. Results from today’s decisions last a long time. A very long time. What can we do today to make a positive difference? What can we say? What stands in the way of us making that positive difference? Do we doubt ourselves? Are we controlled...
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

This chapter highlights a week in His life that moved so many components of the story toward a revelation of that mission. This chapter reminds us to glance back in time as the Strong One became weak, as the God-Man intentionally gives up His superman cape, as...
When Storms Are Harsh

When Storms Are Harsh

If Peter’s desire to walk on water stemmed from a hope of self-exaltation, scenes suddenly shifted that goal. Eyeing the waves and losing sight of Jesus, Peter sank. He cried for help in front of everyone. No time for precious words or formal prayers. He screamed,...