The Power of “Together”

Return to blog Our family had a mission statement. My parents wouldn’t use those words, of course, but to this day, we know it by heart. They reared us to be “lovers and givers.” That was their deepest hope, why we existed. The challenge was that we were all so...

Spring Fever

Return to blog Every spring I catch this virus. I hear others get it too. It’s called ‘spring fever.’ As the flowers begin to bud and the days grow longer, my energy seems to build like the crescendo of a symphony. I begin to wake before sunrise and then don’t find...

Love Springs Up

Return to blog One of my best friends is a Texan. I love the way he says, ‘ohl’ and ‘fohl,’ which are spelled ‘oil’ and ‘foil.’ So, when you read this, I wish you could hear his voice, his Texas twang. The Meaning of Easter One day we got in a...

God Loves You. No Kidding!

Return to blog It’s easy for me to forget what life was like before I gave my life to Jesus. After all, I was a teenager and that chapter of my life seems like a long time ago.  My memory is made hazier because I don’t remember a time when I was not surrounded by...

“Re-Wilding” in Every Generation

Return to blog I don’t know if you’ve seen it before, but I’ve used it a few times at leadership retreats. It gets people thinking about “church as an ecosystem” rather than as something people can mechanistically control or manage. It starts off with wolves...