It happened at the start of my first year of junior high school. My dad got a new job in another state and so the week before school started, we were moving. The great thing about this move was that in the middle of the chaos, I was shuffled off to my grandparents so far more »
Do you remember her? Our rhetoric was imperfect, but there were guardrails in the grooves of our brain that kept us from the dregs of profanity. Do you remember the America where leaders respected each other, in spite their differences? I miss the trust that people had in each other’s decency, when we bolstered our more »
“I hear what you’re saying about sharing my faith but I have an allergic reaction to it, I break out in a cold sweat when I even think about prying my way into somebody’s eternal destiny and trying to get them to do what they need to do.” For many believers, the term “evangelism” evokes more »
We were born with a deep sense of eternity. It’s inside us It’s echoes through our doubts and struggles for meaning and hope But we must ask… IS this life all that there really is? Or are we shaped and formed by a living God There’s too much beauty, too much wonder, too much extravagance more »
We are all unwilling recluses. We know the trifles of distraction that pull us away from the tethers of reality In the morning, we wake from restless sleep and fearful understanding the darkness covers and we cry in the GethseMany of our aloneness. And we taste the same legions of despair. There will be a more »
All was well in the Amish community in Lancaster Pennsylvania until a deranged man mercilessly shot 10 Amish girls and then turned the gun on himself in 2006. How did they respond to this shocking loss? Amazingly, the Amish community didn’t blame. Instead, they reached out with grace and compassion toward the killer’s family. They more »
Take comfort in the One who tells us not to worry. We can become greatly troubled when our lives are in the spin cycle of God’s redemptive plan. Even in the midst of tears, tragedy, and loss we can celebrate through tears knowing that the story is not over, our lives are in his hands. more »
This Christmas I’m recording very brief advent devotionals beginning December first all the way to Christmas. You can listen to them on the site or you subscribe to the “Scattered Feast” podcast on I-tunes, Spotify, or Stitcher,.