November 24, 2017

I sat down with Ralph Martin recently to talk about my faith journey. If you don’t know Ralph, he’s been a voice for renewal in the Church for the past 50 years. I thought the conversation we had was productive. Below is a video of the conversation if you’re interested in it. It was part of his EWTN program called “The Choices We Face.” I’d love to hear your own thoughts on the conversation. Take time to comment below. Thank… Read more

November 22, 2017

I recently gave a talk on how being thankful can become a powerful practice to bring the light of God into every area of our life. In it I highlight that thankfulness is like a powerful light that cuts through the darkness in the world and highlights the good that God has created in every person and place and is working in every person and place to demonstrate His love. I hope this season we can all practice and share… Read more

November 21, 2017

I once heard it said that Chess is the only form of art in which composition and performance are combined in a single action. This is also true of life. Each decision we make is improvisation, and composition. Each has the potential for great beauty. Like chess, the beautiful is often seen in sacrifice and the surprise. Unlike chess however, victory is not in conquest but in our captivity to a greater love. To find ourselves checkmated by grace. Read more

September 15, 2017

It was Thursday a couple weeks ago. We were out in the Garden at Cultivate for harvest.  We do this a couple times a week. We invite community members to come out and help us pick the ripe plants that we then donate to local food pantries. Sometimes I just look around the shop and see who I can recruit.  This time I invited a couple kids who were on their iPads waiting for their dad to finish a meeting…. Read more

August 13, 2017

Rage is deceptive seeing vengeance as a cure for the pain within It casts blame blindly it finds the weakest victim the lazy coward hurt can not heal hurt it opens the wound again clinging to the pain I wrote these verses this morning because I am still reeling from yesterday. I’m trying to keep the rage at bay. It’s hard. But I’m recognizing it was rage that got us here in the first place. People who raged at the… Read more

August 2, 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about living a three-dimensional gospel. What this means is that we have a Christian life that is: Upward focused (We are passionate in our relationship with God) Inward focused (We are radical in our commitment to one another as a community) Outward focused (purposeful in joining God in word and deed to a world in need) One of the biggest challenges of living as a Christian Community is keeping the outward focus strong. We… Read more

July 25, 2017

We are often told to count our blessings. I think it’s a great practice. It helps us keep our eyes open for locations of grace in our lives. Unfortunately it’s not something I’ve been recording something I am thankful for everyday for a month or so. I thought I’d share the list with you and invite you to share your own blessings. I’ve been trying to write a few of these down every day. Here’s the most recent entries: *…. Read more

July 21, 2017

I recently had a chance to share a little bit about my journey as a father on the new podcast “Fatherhood Rocks.” It’s a show that brings dads on to talk about their experiences with being dads. I’d not only ask you to take a listen to the interview I gave, which can be found HERE, but take a listen to the archives and subscribe.  I was personally very inspired to see a man take seriously his role and the… Read more

July 19, 2017

Family is the most basic expression of God’s kingdom in this world. Read more

July 4, 2017

It’s been a hard year to be an American. There’s been no end to the confusion and division. Many days I’ll confess I don’t recognize my country any more. Lady liberty seems to sing a different song to the tired, poor and huddled masses. Government seems less and less by and for the people and more a game of power and control.However, I am an American and even though it’s been hard; I believe hard things are worth doing. So… Read more

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