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It’s Not the Critic Who Counts?

I sat at my desk for nearly 70 hours straight last weekend to finish the rewrite for my book. I got up a few times for bathroom breaks and to eat, once to shower, and then to sleep.  All total, I’m stunned how many hours of blood, sweat, and tears has gone into the writing […] Read more…

The Cost of the Feast {Lenten Devotional Day 30}

Day 30 of the Lenten devotional series Texts: Psalm 18, Ex. 4: 1-18, Mark 15: 1-15, Luke 15: 23 “Bring the fatted calf and kill it..” When one or all of our older sons is coming home for a visit, there’s one thing you can be sure of—there will be a plethora of smoked meats […] Read more…

You Don’t Need to Change the World

from Day 12 of my Lenten devotional email series on the prodigal son and yes, it’s never too late to join us! Texts: Psalm 126, Gen. 21:1-21, Mark 6, 35-56, Luke 15: 16 “He was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.” When I left […] Read more…

Me & My Self-Righteous Lent

This is day 2 of my Lenten devotional on the prodigal son. I hope you find some hope and encouragement here.  Click Here to Download the 40 day devotional study! Texts: Psalm 8: 1-6, Gen. 1:20-2:3, Mark 1:14-28 Eight years ago, I observed the season of Lent for the first time. We had just joined a […] Read more…

The ONE Thing I Got Right Today

It’s been a Monday around these parts.  Maybe even worse than a typical Monday.   Perhaps a bulleted list is in order.  This is what it has looked like so far: Laundry chaos (I apparently stacked every outfit I wore in January on the sofa in my bedroom. It wasn’t pretty.  It took two hours […] Read more…

Only Love

* A little love from the archives, with new content resuming next week. None of us escapes it.  We are a bruised and broken people, in desperate need of a rescue.  We are all plagued with sin, doubt, fear, greed, selfishness, addiction, evil, and most assuredly self-righteousness.  We are harsh and unkind and lacking in […] Read more…

What It Looks Like to Care

What does caring look like? It looks like a baby in manger who will become one of us to know our pain and sorrow. It looks like Jewish boy who even at 12 years old knew the importance of His Father’s house. It looks like a man whose days were filled with touching people and […] Read more…