I’ve been thinking for a while now about contrasts: the way things that appear similar but are strikingly different and do very different things. That may be a strange thing … Continue reading Contrast
I sat across from Jacob as he stared into his coffee. We spoke a few days earlier on the phone and arranged to meet. He shared little with me on the phone … Continue reading Falling From Grace
I was thinking about that woman again this morning. I’ve thought about her a lot, actually. I am drawn to her. I can’t help myself. There is something so … Continue reading Reflections on a Woman
Sherry and I have a friend and, as it turns out, the church she attends is looking for a pastor. They were talking some time ago and our friend said … Continue reading We Can Do Better…
Sherry and I have three sons. We, like most parents, love our children – deeply. As a rule, love means we long for, pray for, work for, hope for – do … Continue reading Modesty In An Overly Sexed Culture
I have liked wrestling for some time. No. I don’t mean WWE (although I enjoyed watching a Texas Cage Match with Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Rowdy Rodney Piper once). I … Continue reading Wrestling God
Fear and Awe | Story Matters. I am a huge Johnny Cash fan. One of the first artists my kids could recognize was Cash. Our dog is named Cash. So … Continue reading Fear and Awe | Story Matters
This whole blog thing started a few years back as part of my doctoral studies at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Although I have always loved writing (as … Continue reading Completed
This week all three of my sons, separate from one another, have told me what they want to do with their lives. Our oldest announced that he’d like to be … Continue reading Being and Calling
If sharing a home with teenagers doesn’t make a person want to learn how to pray, I don’t know what will.
Granted, in our family ordinary tasks are often the places where we hear and feel the loudest grumbles. However, taken away, the ordinary tasks of home are sought out because they are as much a part of the relational components of home as rest.
THE BACK STORY For the last few months my family and I have walked through a pretty difficult time. I’ve hesitated to write about it here – mostly because I’ve been processing … Continue reading The Way God Provides: Packing Up A Family for St. Louis