Write the Next Chapter

Human beings, by our very nature, don’t like things that are “unfinished.”  We like things that are complete…whole… done.  When we experience things that are left unfinished, it makes us feel like … Continue reading Write the Next Chapter

The Jesus You Didn’t Expect

This is, of course, a most important season.  A season that catches our attention… a season we approach with anticipation…a season that makes us look with awe and with wonder. I … Continue reading The Jesus You Didn’t Expect

To Tell the Truth

In my younger days, I would take youth groups out on cross-country trips to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  On the night before we left, we would always gather with … Continue reading To Tell the Truth

Silly Love Songs

On this day, more than most others, we think of love.  Love is an emotion, love is a feeling, love is a motivator…love is…a many splendored thing.  We see love stories … Continue reading Silly Love Songs

It is Time

On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy took the podium at Rice University to speak to a crowd of 40,000 people.  It was a hard time:  Our nation was … Continue reading It is Time

With Just A Word

Words have power.  They just do.  Our words have the power to shape our world…to shape how we feel about someone…to shape a relationship.  We have seen this in our … Continue reading With Just A Word

Ponder These Things

The scriptures say: “But Mary treasured these words…and pondered them in her heart.” When I hear this familiar part of our Christmas story…an image comes to my mind.  I picture … Continue reading Ponder These Things

Way Off the Map

In his great book on adaptive leadership, “Canoeing the Mountains,” Tod Bolsinger tells the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  In August of 1805, Captain Meriwether Lewis stood at … Continue reading Way Off the Map