Make Me Find Joy

Community / Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Drought – now there’s a word. Drought. Like California. Like now as I try to write. It’s been like trying to cough up fish…

Little Ways and Secret Sins

Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Spirituality

In 1873 a twenty-three-year-old French woman died of tuberculosis. It was a common disease back then and many died from this incurable pulmonary wasting…

Calm down!

Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Work and Rest

If it were up to me I’d be blasting judgment from my throne. I would wipe out – the Zika virus, the ex-president of…

Gift Couch

Community / Hospitality / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Camelback couch needs a new look From the moment it was hauled through the front door, I hated that pine-green naugahyde couch. It stank…

What if Your Treasure Was Worth a Billion

Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Last month Harper’s Magazine (April 2016) published a fascinating report about a Jay Miscovich, who found what he claimed were hundreds of emeralds from…

Winsome Series: Part 2 What Does Winsome Look Like?

Discernment / Ordinary Life / The Skill

Occasionally I am asked what Christians need to do to reach the postmodern generation with the gospel. My answer is that I am not…

Winsome Series: Part 3 What Does Winsome Look Like?

Discernment / Ordinary Life / The Skill

At a recent conference for pastors I was amused during the Q&A session by how few questions were actually raised. It’s not that no…

Winsome Series: Part 4 What Does Winsome Look Like?

Discernment / Ordinary Life / The Skill

One of the fascinating things about reading the Gospels is how often Christ acted in ways very unlike how we usually behave. I am…