When You’re Looking For Purpose In A New Year

It’s two days before the new year hits and I’m sitting on our air mattress bed with colored pens strewed around me, scribbling out answers to questions: What have I been chasing? What GOOD happened in 2016 and what did I learn? What challenges did I experience in 2016 and what did I learn? What…

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A Love That Wounds

We arrive at the Denver airport with five bags carrying the essentials we think we’ll need for the next three months. Another move, another packing up and leaving and learning to adapt our rhythms to a new place. It's been over two years that we haven’t had a house or an apartment and yet we’ve never…

The Four Letter Word You Need Right Now

For years, years, I've publicly bemoaned the dismal divorce rate in America. Fifty percent of marriage end in divorce! And the numbers are no better for  calling themselves Christ-followers! Like all that pew sitting and kneel bending isn't making any difference. We're caught in this endless cycle of hopelessness when it comes to our most sacred of unions.…

When You Need a Way to Deal with This Angry World

She's twirling around in ballet shoes and that twice-patched princess dress that is still holding on while the music belts out from the computer. Like this dance is her act of worship for her Maker. And I wonder how many little girls start this way, dancing with deep joy and innocent abandon, only to end up being…

When You’re Waking Up to A Season of Abundance

"Pick some peaches while we're away, they should ripen up this week," says my dad as he heads out the door early Monday for a long drive down the West Coast. So we pick peaches. And the boxes start filling up the kitchen and they're spilling onto the table and the chairs and to look…