An Example of An Unhurried Leader

An Example of An Unhurried Leader

Last week Alan and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary. We drove up the central California coast as we were given the gift of a few days at a luxury resort. Our souls took a deep breath. We spent our time taking in the beauty of vineyards, ocean bluffs and country...
Will I Ever Run Out?

Will I Ever Run Out?

Multiple times this last year I had the thought that I would run out of insights or encouragements to share with you. Silly, right? As though there would come a point where I have finally learned it all and successfully enlightened you with my “wisdom.” As I said,...
Living from the Inside Out

Living from the Inside Out

Many of us live a fast paced life. And even if it doesn’t feel fast to you, it may be stressed, anxious or lonely. What if you could enjoy a different pace or a different perspective inside your heart and mind? What if you were at peace, even in the midst of the...
Annual Examen (Isaiah 61)

Annual Examen (Isaiah 61)

I have found the practice of the examen to be a priceless and grace-giving one for me. I tend to be a more “glass-half-empty” kind of person, so noticing the grace of God in my recent experience helps me realize just how graced my life actually is. Typically, I take a...
The Evidence of Witness

The Evidence of Witness

Acts 15:8-11 NIV, “God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted [Gentiles] by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. Now then, why do you try to test God by putting...