And the willow

And the willow

I have spent much of today preparing to speak this week in Texas. My desk is mainly for emails and organizing and finances. My chair is for thinking and writing and creating. Today has mostly been a chair day. Creating sermons is more art than task for me. I pour...
When I could have done better

When I could have done better

Ah, learning. As an introvert—or perhaps simply as a human—I prefer to learn in private. Quite often though, my learning occurs in public. And public offers a different type of spiritual formational opportunity that cannot be underestimated. I am typing on a flight...
Fasting Regrets on Faith Gateway

Fasting Regrets on Faith Gateway

For this week’s blog, I invite you to click one more time HERE and read my thoughts on Fasting Regrets at FaithGateway.com. New is wonderful…and strangely, new is also at times a reminder of what is now old. May this be a year to let it go (yes, feel free...
40 Days of Decrease is here!

40 Days of Decrease is here!

“How do you feel?!” friends and family have asked on this eve of the book’s release. “I’m not sure!” has been my honest response. I am… In awe: I hoped (but lean realist too far to have been certain) that I would be able to...