Pay Attention to How You Hear

What exactly makes a good listener? You might say it is someone who is compassionate, patient, and humble. Or maybe it has more to do with wisdom, life experience, and one’s ability to relate. Yet, perhaps the quality that makes the best kind of listener is the one who pays attention to how they hear.Continue reading “Pay Attention to How You Hear”

The Simple Truth About Anger and Stones

I was so mad that I just wanted to throw something. It was one of those days when nothing seemed to go right at work, then home, then I had to deal with that child—the one who pushes all the buttons. It wasn’t necessarily the one thing. It was all the things that allowed theContinue reading “The Simple Truth About Anger and Stones”

What Do You Give a Prodigal for Christmas?

Parenting is not for wimps. Just ask God. He wrote a whole Book about it. Parenting is the ultimate roller coaster ride with all its highs and lows, twists and turns, moments that take your breath away and moments you just want to throw up. It is the ride of your life as you co-create,Continue reading “What Do You Give a Prodigal for Christmas?”

Living in the ‘In Between’ of Darkness and Life

Have you ever had a deep truth hit you right between the eyes? A truth you have skimmed over before in Scripture, but because you could not see it, God just plants it in a place you cannot focus—smack in the furrowed brow between the windows to your soul. It is a moment during whichContinue reading “Living in the ‘In Between’ of Darkness and Life”

Is Our Relationship With Food a Sign of a Deeper Longing?

Are you aware that you have a relationship with food? Yes, food. A give and take, up and down, love and hate, daily interactive relationship with all things edible. We all have one. There is no escaping this relationship. We have to eat in order to live, so there is no breaking up with foodContinue reading “Is Our Relationship With Food a Sign of a Deeper Longing?”

This Advent Is Different

I have never thought more about the second coming of Christ than I have this year. 2020. A year that arrived with such vision and hope, yet will depart as a rear view nightmare marked by uncertainty and despair. In the the midst of such a roller-coaster year, I have never clung so adamantly toContinue reading “This Advent Is Different”

Why I Am A Christian

There are a plethora of reasons why someone may identify as a Christian. You have the nominal Christian who merely bears a “spiritual name tag”, the Christian by birth because their parents said so, the Christian by happenstance because  growing up they found a cool youth group, the Christian who attends church but has no relationshipContinue reading “Why I Am A Christian”

The Best Life Advice—Hold It Loosely

Fear, control, and manipulation are the cerebral enemies of 2020. We are all in our own heads a little too much these days. In fact, “stinking thinking” is at an all-time high causing most of us to assume the posture of a defensive lineman just waiting for the snap. Or maybe you feel like youContinue reading “The Best Life Advice—Hold It Loosely”

Tired of Fighting

Are you tired of fighting? I sure am. We live in a society of fight or flight triggers that seem to keep our stress hormones at an all time high and our sacred encounters at an all time low. We fight traffic and feelings, different opinions and all too familiar foes. Familiar foes are perhapsContinue reading “Tired of Fighting”

Healing For the Sin-Sick Soul

It is no secret that the Western Medical Model has failed us. Built primarily on the treatment of symptoms and disease, this model has trained us to focus on our problems more than prevention. We have become a society seeking relief rather than patiently waiting for healing. We demand answers from physicians while simultaneously questioningContinue reading “Healing For the Sin-Sick Soul”