One Good Phrase: Sarah Bessey (Calm your heart)

Someday I may list my top five bloggers of the universe. And if I do, Sarah Bessey will be there on that very short list. Her words move me and challenge me and, best of all, she always says it beautiful. (Also, now’s a good time to confess that some of the “One Good Phrases” [Read More…]

On beauty and ruin…

Friends, I wrote a post for A Deeper Church this week. On the tragedy in Boston, on beauty and ruin, and how sometimes the bravest thing we can do is hold both at the same time.   On Monday, people died cheering for their loved ones at the finish line of a race that has [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Tanya Marlow (Do It Anyway)

Tanya Marlow would probably not admit it, but she is brave. That’s why I’m drawn to her writing and her view of the world. Tanya has a disease that has forced her to live almost entirely housebound, but I find her vision of life refreshingly big and beautiful. Though she is a lovely English lady across [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Preston Yancey (People show you who they are)

Twice I have had the privilege of eating a meal with Preston Yancey, one of the oldest and wisest of souls around this internet neighborhood. The first time we met in person he came to my house during the Crazy known as dinner time. He is the only (then) college senior male in the world [Read More…]

I know I am the beloved.

“Home is the center of my being where I can hear the voice that says, ‘you are my beloved in whom I am well pleased.’ Jesus made it clear that the same voice that he heard in the Jordan River and on Mount Tabor can be heard by me. He makes it clear that there [Read More…]

Introducing My Chalkboard

I’m trying something new for the next couple of months. Every Friday I’ll keep it simple around here. I’ll show you what’s written on my chalkboard. (In my sixteen-year-old-boy handwriting. So sorry.) It might be a poem or a quote, just something I’m reading and thinking about. And I’m hoping, something you may be interested [Read More…]