Roots matter

Roots matter

Roots Matter Not every book I read winds up being featured on my social media pages. Within the first few dozen pages of my current read, I knew that this would need to be one of those unnamed books. Not because it is poorly written: there is serious skill in this...
Attentive and Centered

Attentive and Centered

Spiritually, the church’s pendulum seems at times to swing from one extreme to the other… …from excess to denial and the enemy of our souls is equally pleased with either. Attentive and centered is what unnerves him. Perhaps two decades ago, I spent...
Butterflies and doggie doo

Butterflies and doggie doo

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. This morning on my walk I was accompanied by butterflies: a soft, creamy, small one, and medium-sized brown one with fascinating, jagged wings, and a larger, elegant, yellow and black one that stopped me in my tracks. As the third...

Hope’s Source

Hope. We need it to thrive. How we source it is critical to its sustainability. Last Thursday night I had the joy of addressing the Visionaries Gathering of Liberty Church NYC. During the Q&A, one of the many brilliant souls in the room asked an excellent question...
127 words on prayer

127 words on prayer

The Prayer Retreat 48 hours. Unplugged from the internet. Hot teas. Books with pages. Comfy throw blankets. My softest pillow. Walks through the woods. Long pauses on the dock. Aimless hours with Beethoven and Bach. Favorite Bible. Current journal. Plenty of paper....