Grace Works

Grace Works

There’s an encouraging line in a psalm of Moses that connects prayer and fruitful work. I’ve prayed it often in the face of writing projects or upcoming speaking engagements. May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes,...
An Unexpected Risk of Succeeding

An Unexpected Risk of Succeeding

Most of us want to live successful lives. I don’t know a lot of people who aspire to fail. But there is always the question of how to measure success, and what it looks like to sustain success. In Romans 2, Paul has some words for Jewish people then who felt they had...
Start with the Ending

Start with the Ending

Happy New Year! I’ve been enjoying the holiday season this last month, including some time with extended family. A few days ago I was having a conversation with my mother-in-law about end-of-life decisions. She is 78 and so it is appropriate to be thinking about, and...
Kindness: An Engine for Change

Kindness: An Engine for Change

We enter a new year full of new opportunities. Perhaps there are changes you are hopeful to begin making with this fresh space in front of you. It’s a blank canvas on which perhaps you can create something new.  When it comes to change, there have been too many times...