Cairns, continued…

By |2018-03-02T16:46:07-06:00September 10th, 2012|

Day 2 (Last week, I wrote about cairns, the small piles of rock used to mark hiking trails. The cairns provided a metaphor for spiritual truth, and also gave me a clear picture of some [...]


By |2011-10-16T21:37:51-05:00October 16th, 2011|

I'm speaking on Sabbath next month, so I thought I'd take some notes on what Sabbath looks like at our house, with two teenagers. Fire, fierce and warming, glows in the worn brick fireplace in [...]

Seeing (and loving) the invisible

By |2018-03-02T18:59:44-06:00October 12th, 2011|

If you don’t know the suburbs, they can look homogenous, a never ending landscape of tract houses and strip malls. But behind what was designed to be safe and middle class and predictable is an [...]

Love You More

By |2018-03-02T19:00:29-06:00August 2nd, 2011|

My friend and fellow Redbud Writer Jennifer Grant has a wonderful new memoir, "Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter" that you simply must read, if you are a parent or even [...]

Limiting “screen time”

By |2010-12-28T14:14:47-06:00December 28th, 2010|

Reader and FB friend Lynda wrote to ask a parenting question. I'm no expert, so I'd love your opinion on this: "how do you limit electronics for your children in your home?" Our kids are [...]

Choosing to trust

By |2010-11-29T06:09:01-06:00November 29th, 2010|

Living with teenagers is like sailing a small ship on a rolling ocean. You have to constantly adjust to keep your balance. It’s full of surprises: like last week, when my daughter asked if I’d [...]

back to school

By |2009-08-25T15:10:45-05:00August 25th, 2009|

My daughter will begin her sophomore year of high school tomorrow. So today she asked if we could take her friends over to school to walk their schedules and put their supplies in their lockers. As [...]

It’s a beautiful day…

By |2018-03-02T19:03:08-06:00June 29th, 2009|

My son Aaron waded gingerly into the murky water of the pond in the front lawn of our church. Along with hundreds of other people, he was getting baptized. In a large church like ours, [...]

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