The Freedom of Confession

The Freedom of Confession

If you’re reading this post on its day of release, Gem and I are near Munich, Germany leading a two-day retreat for a group of U.S. Navy chaplains and RPs on the theme of “unhurried leadership.” We would welcome your prayers for us and these leaders. One of the...
Shiizakana: Make Your Own Creative Choice

Shiizakana: Make Your Own Creative Choice

I’ve been enjoying a Netflix series entitled, Chef’s Table. Each episode tells the story of a single chef. I’ve not experienced a documentary series quite like this. The cinematography is exceptionally beautiful, the storytelling compelling, and the food is unique and...
Obedience: An Unexpected Path to Freedom

Obedience: An Unexpected Path to Freedom

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about obedience. It’s one of those words that is definitely out of fashion these days. It sounds like nothing but bad news. A while back, I was reading through the book of Joshua. It tells the story of a young Joshua taking over...
Lessons from 3,500 Feet

Lessons from 3,500 Feet

Last week we were able to spend some time visiting family near Sacramento, CA. We were there, in part, to celebrate Alan’s dad’s 80th birthday. It was a great milestone and fun to be together for such an occasion. Alan’s brother is an international pilot who owns a...
The Practice of Praying Scripture: Psalm 51

The Practice of Praying Scripture: Psalm 51

Reading the Bible isn’t just a “learn about God” activity. It is a “listen to God and respond” practice. When I hear that “the word of God is alive and active (Heb 4:12),” this is what I think about. A while back, when I was still writing An Unhurried Leader, I wrote...
What Would Your “Ruins” Say About You?

What Would Your “Ruins” Say About You?

Recently, I went to an estate sale with one of my friends. We were excited about the deals we would find there, having checked out the contents online. We were in line with almost 100 people, all waiting to go on a treasure hunt. In fact, we were numbers 83 and 84 on...