Build a bigger table

By |2019-11-07T09:58:30-06:00November 7th, 2019|

I’m a planner by nature. I live in the future, where things are bright because I’ve planned every detail. So usually by now I have begun making lists, planning how to cook the turkey. Brining [...]

Self-care Friday

By |2018-03-02T16:39:28-06:00November 28th, 2014|

In an act of defiance against the culture, I purchased absolutely nothing today. I spent most of the day on the couch, although I did do some writing work from said couch. I read, took [...]

It’s Holy Week. So…??

By |2014-04-15T02:28:19-05:00April 15th, 2014|

Suddenly, Easter is next weekend. But this week, like any other, is busy and full. But it is, after all, Holy Week. A week where, if we can find make the time, we want to reflect, [...]

The spiritual practice of hospitality

By |2018-03-02T18:58:07-06:00April 24th, 2012|

Parsnips, a humble root vegetable, wait calm on a cutting board. A blue-collar veggie, they oddly resemble the gnarled and always slightly dirty digits of a day laborer. Slowly I scrape away the earthy/auburn skin [...]

Bringing my offering

By |2009-12-18T06:05:42-06:00December 18th, 2009|

Tonight is the first of a dozen or so "Christmas Eve" services at Willow Creek, our home church for the last two decades. I've seen every kind of service imaginable on Christmas at Willow, including [...]

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