Gazing: The Artist is Present

Gazing: The Artist is Present

One of my favorite activities as a child was going fishing with my dad in the beautiful Washougal River in Washington. Before we got on our gear to walk across the street to our fishing hole, it was my job to find worms in our garden. It was like a wriggly scavenger...
Become a Person of Blessing

Become a Person of Blessing

“Gem. Yes, that’s my name. G…E…M. It’s not a nickname. It’s not short for anything. My dad took one look at me when I was born and said, ‘What a Gem!'” I’ve had this conversation more times than I can count. It is...
Podcast: James Bryan Smith (The Magnificent Story)

Podcast: James Bryan Smith (The Magnificent Story)

Alan Fadling talks with James Bryan Smith about his latest book, The Magnificent Story. We unpack what it means that the gospel of Jesus is good, beautiful and true here and now, not just someday. James Bryan Smith is the author of the trilogy: The Good and Beautiful...
The Simplicity of Love

The Simplicity of Love

Many years ago, on a typical┬ásummer day, Alan arrived home from work. As was his habit, he came to me for a welcome home hug. Our oldest son, then just three-years-old, came running up to us yelling, “Wait! I want to be in your love!” He then proceeded to...
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