Wisdom: Living in Touch with Reality

Wisdom: Living in Touch with Reality

I tend to be hypervigilant when it comes to trying to stay safe or making sure I have what I need. I tend to think ahead about possible bad scenarios that might arise, and what I’ll do if they do arise. I’m probably not the only one who does this. So when I read the...
Abide: At Home in God

Abide: At Home in God

On my desk is a little woodcarving of a single, simple word. It’s a biblical word, but it isn’t a word we use much in everyday language. It isn’t even a word that most modern Bible translations use anymore. The word? Abide. In modern versions of John 15, the word that...
Lent: Exhaling Hurry, Inhaling Grace

Lent: Exhaling Hurry, Inhaling Grace

Last week, I talked about a growing community of friends who will be joining Gem and me for An Unhurried Lent. We’ll begin three weeks from today on March 6, Ash Wednesday. So, again, why Lent? What’s the big deal? Some resist practices like Lent and other similar...
Practicing an Unhurried Lent

Practicing an Unhurried Lent

The practice of Lent has become a place of grace for me over the last number of years. Some feel that Lent is a failure to recognize that our salvation is rooted in grace. But Lent isn’t about earning favor. It’s actually about recognizing the habits in our lives that...
The Internal Enemies of Love

The Internal Enemies of Love

In An Unhurried Leader, one of my favorite chapters is titled “Questions That Unhurry Leaders.” It’s rooted in the Romans 8 passage that ends in these memorable lines: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor...