A family doesn’t have to be homeless to be hungry. And – equally important to understand – a family, or a church, doesn’t have to be rich to help. Continue reading Food insecurity we can do something to fix!
I’m excited about this opportunity for a number of reasons, but primarily because it gives me the chance to talk with readers (both new readers and old) in an interactive forum. These classes are designed not only to give readers access to authors, but to facilitate a deeper dive into material that is potentially transformational.
We are not designed to live genteel, unscathed, comfortable lives. Living at it’s best leaves us muddied, bloodied, and satisfied. By the time we’re done, we should be – at least figuratively – breathless. Continue reading Living a “Wow, what a ride!” faith…
What I’d like to do is to shine the spotlight on us as men. It’s not nearly enough for us to simply read about all these women who have been harassed and molested, and nod our silent support. Nowhere near enough. What’s needed is a grassroots movement of strong men demonstrating – unequivocally – that any harassment (innuendo, creepiness, objectification, suggestive comments, disrespect, explicit language) is unacceptable. This behavior is unacceptable for ourselves, and it’s unacceptable anywhere we have the awareness and the guts to say so. Continue reading A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)
So enjoy these last photos from my weekend adventure, and think about what it means to be “witnesses to light and love” in your home, church, neighborhood, workplace, and community. Continue reading “let your light so shine…”
we have a small group of men with the opportunity to become the beating heart of a new spiritual purposefulness for men in their home church. We all understand we must stand for something; maybe these men are being called to stand as something: “oaks of righteousness, planted by the Lord that he may be honored.” Continue reading Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry
in that beautiful moment I felt the weight of the hand of my father-in-law, Bob, on my shoulder; I felt the presence of uncle Charlie, too; and I felt the blessing of the Alexander heritage settle on me, just for a moment, Continue reading reflections on an exceptional blessing
It’s well after midnight, but I’d like to briefly check in from Camp NuHop in Ohio. I’m here for a weekend retreat, with a small group of men from First Presbyterian Church in Delaware. The topic is “The Adventure of Being a Disciple,” and my task is to invite the guys to seek God and to respond affirmatively to whatever invitation Jesus presents. My prayer … Continue reading A few words from Ohio
Everything I run into, every day, holds the potential to be a means of grace. The images I capture serve as reminders of those instances – too few and far between – where I paid attention enough to notice, to take note, and to say “thank you” to God. Continue reading paying attention to God’s grace…
Simply put, it’s impossible to know everyone in this church as well as we’d like to – but we’re willing to give it a try, and the intimacy of a shared meal is one of the best ways we know to invest ourselves in these beautiful lives. Continue reading Exciting bucket lists and beautiful people