Hope in a Darker Shade

Hope in a Darker Shade

In An Unhurried Life, I wrote a chapter titled “Suffering: Unexpected Unhurrying.” It’s a hard topic to discuss, let alone live. We’d probably rather that unhurrying happened for us in an island oasis of hope rather than in a dark valley of pain, in a place of...
Freedom: Investing or Spending It

Freedom: Investing or Spending It

I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July with family or friends yesterday. I hope it was a joyful celebration of freedom for you. Gem and I began the morning with an hour walk in our extended neighborhood. We ended the day hearing the neighbors fireworks (which didn’t...
Productivity is Patient and Organic

Productivity is Patient and Organic

When it comes to Jesus talking about the productivity of our lives, I love that he uses organic imagery. He is the vine. We are the branches. If we remain connected to him in interactive friendship, we will bear a whole lot of fruit. If we live our lives at a...
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