Category Archives: Spirituality

I APOLOGIZE

If I could apologize to every person who has made a decision to move as far away from Jesus as possible, I would. I would start by confessing how smug and arrogant I was about all matters of faith when I was younger. About how

BE STILL

It’s hard to escape the feeling that everything is crumbling down around us. Terror. Race. Politics. Bad people are doing bad things, and good people are making unwise decisions.  And if we’re honest, we’d admit that their own lives are doing a little of the same kind

THE BLESSING AND THE LIMP

A bizarre middle of the night experience in the life of Jacob happens to be the subject of one of my favorite stories in the Old Testament. It’s found in Genesis 32:22-31 (CEB). Jacob got up during the night, took his two wives, his two women

GIVERS AND TAKERS

My wife first told me this, and I thought it was brilliant when she said it. She said… THERE ARE GIVERS AND THERE ARE TAKERS. AND EVERYONE THINKS THEY’RE A GIVER. We are in a crucial place at a critical hour. We are living in a time pregnant

FAKE EXTROVERT

When I was attending a Christian ministry conference in the early 90’s, a guy with a scruffy white beard and a well-defined black comb-over was presenting at one of the workshop sessions. I can’t remember his name. He was talking about the dangers of pastoral ministry

LIFE IN THE WAITING – WHEN WILL THIS END?

You’ve stumbled upon a four-part blog series called THE WAITING. This is Part Two. Here’s where we’ve been so far… Life in the Waiting – An Unwanted New Home ______________ The book of Acts is the most compelling story in the New Testament, but that’s