Uh Oh.

So, this weekend our family is heading a few hours out of town to meet up with some college friends. I’m looking forward to it. As the weekend grows closer, I’ve sensed this ominous cloud forming. You see last year, we attempted this very same trip and it ended in, well, somewhat of a disaster.…

Who’s on first?

My son is 7 going on 17. Just this past week he asked my wife, “Does a woman need a man to make a baby.” I would have told him, it depends on your definition of a man – but that’s why my wife handles those questions. Anyway, a few days later he informed me…

Tethering.

Nine years ago my career was booming. In ministry speak, I would say God was leading me to new and unique opportunities to serve him more broadly. I had just accepted a leadership position at a mega church of 20,000 people and was thrilled with my new found confidence and opportunities. Within a year I…

The Voice.

I grew up going to church. Lots of church services that is…every season, multiple days and nights a week. I wasn’t a church mouse, but more of a church rat. Much of it I loved, some of it I liked and certain moments were downright painful. What hasn’t changed in me or the church is…

The Law of Discontent #3

Holy discontent is a matter of looking within. That is looking to what God is doing in our lives and what the world desperately needs. Unholy discontent is looking around. Looking all about us at the circumstances of others and comparing. Holy discontent sees suffering and gets closer. The closer we get the more we…

Space for God.

This past week I attended a 3-day ‘Space for God’ retreat put on by my friends at Soul Formation. It was a powerful time for me to “withdraw” from the crowds and seek God through extended time in His Word, solitude, fasting and community. There would be much to share and I’ve exhausted pages and pages…