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...
Finding Meaning in the Abstract

Finding Meaning in the Abstract

Many years ago I was reading the CD cover of one of my favorite musical artists. I always loved to read the words and enjoyed the design of the insert. In this case, the pages were full of abstract art. At that point in my life, I had only recently come to appreciate...
Prayer as Conversation

Prayer as Conversation

I’m always grateful for Dallas Willard’s insight that a relationship with God is interactive. We can think of prayer as conversation. Prayer is being with God. It involves listening and speaking. It is a dialogue. A little practice that sometimes helps me enter into...