spider.

I sit. The space is good. The silence is loud at first, but slowly the noise inside me quiets and I’m in solitude. The quiet. It rings in my ears, slowly gaining momentum. Rushing at me, everything grows calm. In these moments silence plants it seeds. Seeds that grow into peace when I’m in the…

10

Recently I was going through one of my old journals (this quite a humbling and hilarious experience if you are a journaler and haven’t done it before). Anyway, I found an entry dated shortly after my wife and I found out we were pregnant with our first child. Here is my list of “Ten Things…

signs.

Signs. I’ve had several signs from God lately. At least that’s who I think they are from. Have you ever had a sign from God? I’d love to hear about it. The first sign was a fire (what I call The Burning Boston Market). I was finishing up meeting with a friend when I noticed…

Call.

Has anyone called you lately? What about God? I’ve been hearing a lot of words spoken about calling recently. I’ve even been pondering my own call. I can’t get the idea out of my heart and head. I wonder… What is calling? I remember my call. When I was fifteen and kissed a girl for…

Right Lane.

Sometimes leadership is as simple as picking a direction and moving! The other morning I was on my way to work and I came to an intersection where one lane goes straight with the option to turn right and the other lane forces you to turn right. As I approached I notice the right turn…

Gated.

With my wife and kids out of town visiting family, I’ve been thinking a lot about solitude, community, friendships and self-sufficiency. Along with watching a bunch of great eighties movies. Eugene Peterson in his book Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places speaks beautifully to the idea of Christ “playing” in community. “We are a community.…

40.

“The person God makes of us in the second half of life may bear little resemblance to the person we made of ourselves in the first.” Rosemarie Carfagna I don’t know if turning 40 means I’m moving into the second half of my life or not. I do know that when I was born in…