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...
Podcast: Eight Simple Ways to Bless People

Podcast: Eight Simple Ways to Bless People

In this mini-sode, we want to share eight simple ways for blessing others. These are actually drawn from a resource we produced a year ago, called "Take Five: 17 Simple Ways to Serve Others." That was before we launched this podcast, so I wanted to share some of the...
Become a Person of Blessing

Become a Person of Blessing

"Gem. Yes, that's my name. G...E...M. It's not a nickname. It's not short for anything. My dad took one look at me when I was born and said, 'What a Gem!'" I've had this conversation more times than I can count. It is usually followed up with something like "Aaaaawww,...
Family Prayer: The Gift of Blessing

Family Prayer: The Gift of Blessing

[et_bloom_locked optin_id="optin_6"] [/et_bloom_locked] Over the years our family has enjoyed multiple times camping at the beach. With three energetic boys, we found camping to be our favorite type of vacation. What could be better than tents, sticks, rocks, and...
Cultivating a Culture of Blessing

Cultivating a Culture of Blessing

Watching television lately has been so painful. Have you been watching the news? So much conflict. So many harsh words. So many accusations and insults. And how about those presidential debates? When's the last time you heard a good word--a word of blessing? It’s made...