She’s Ten


Double digits. We made it… or something. Both of us, I mean. There was some concern in this one little part of my brain that one of us might be the end of the other before we could celebrate with two candles. (I’m joking… mostly…)...

Daily – March 1, 2016 – I Missed One…


March 1, 2016   I missed yesterday. I knew it would happen. Part of me thought it would happen sooner, but I knew it would happen. I write most days… not just on the blog, but I have a journal I use during my devotions....

Daily – February 28, 2016


February 28, 2016   This is not the first time that the world has seemed a crazy place. I’m not saying that because I’m going to list other times, I’m saying that because the world has been around a while and these things happen. We...

Daily – February 27, 2016 – A Follower’s Prayer


February 27, 2016   Lord, Call me again, and give me the courage to put down my nets. Call me again, and bid me to walk away from life without you. Call me again to follow and enter into a life of love, of work...

Daily – February 26, 2016


February 26, 2016 I was packed up and ready to walk out the door for a retreat in Chicago on Sunday morning. The last remaining things to take care of were goodbye hugs, kisses and a prayer. The kids were still in pajamas when I...

Daily – February 25, 2016


February 25, 2016   “… persons are often told, ‘You just need to pray more, go to church more, read your Bible more, be more obedient to God, deal with unconfessed sin in your life, and everything will be fine.’ This is like telling persons...

Daily – February 24, 2016


February 24, 2016   “Let me seek you In my desire, Let me desire you In my seeking. Let me find you By loving you, Let me love you When I find you.” St. Anselm, Proslogion, 1. It may come as a surprise that not...

Daily – February 23, 2016


February 23, 2016   “Listen, O Lord, to my prayers. Listen to my desire to be with you, to dwell in your house, and to let my whole being be filled with your presence. But none of this is possible without you. When you are...

A Stone for a Pillow


  I had a great time last week with the Lay Leadership team from around the territory. Your prayers were felt, known and appreciated. For part of our devotions, we spent time with Jacob in the wilderness, in the middle of the night. In Genesis...

Daily – February 21, 2016


February 21, 2016 A journey in self-examination and confession… I’ve spent the last three months reading, praying and practicing the disciplines of self-examination and confession. Not exactly the practice of confession with wooden boxes and sliding doors, though they have the same origins. Conversations with...