The Stress of Starting Something New

The Stress of Starting Something New

Full disclosure moment #2: Just as we shared with you our story of pickpocketing while touring lovely St. Petersburg, and how a rat chewed through some wires in our car while we were gone–here is our next installment of “Keeping it Real.” Alan and I...
How to Let Scripture Pray for You

How to Let Scripture Pray for You

Have you ever come into God’s presence to pray and only then discovered that your mind or heart have failed to join you there? What do you do then? Praying scripture has been central to my own spiritual formation, as well as key in my training of Christians...
Under Construction: Every Stage Matters

Under Construction: Every Stage Matters

Alan and I were in Chicago last week. We had the privilege of being with our publisher, InterVarsity Press. They have just come off a very busy and challenging 18-month project to overhaul their IT systems. We were able to be with them on a day set aside for...
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...
Psalm 84: The Presence of God

Psalm 84: The Presence of God

Psalm 84 is one of my favorite Psalms. I’m inspired by verse 10: “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” (See the entire Psalm below). A thousand days in one of the greatest places I’ve ever been does not compare to the value of a simple day in...