serving my family as a metaphor for spiritual life #foodie

This morning I’m sitting in the Toyota showroom, waiting for Rebekah’s little SUV to be serviced. It’s not the best creative writing environment, so I’m going to punt, and offer a new foodie post instead. Yesterday, about to head to the grocery store for routine supplies, I asked Rebekah if she had a recipe in Continue reading serving my family as a metaphor for spiritual life #foodie

your family plus a positive faith community = God’s best

“Summer Vacation 2015” was built around one simple goal: Rebekah and I wanted to attend worship and meet the faith communities of people we love. That’s not necessarily an easy task for a preacher’s family. We tend to be kind of tied up Sunday mornings. But this was important. Naomi and Craig have invested themselves in Continue reading your family plus a positive faith community = God’s best

battlefield photographs from Grant’s siege of Petersburg

Saturday Rebekah and I toured the Petersburg National Battlefield, just south of Richmond. It’s a tough stop to do justice to. Ten months of siege; more than 70 miles of earthworks; dozens of major engagements. The first action came on the heals of the devastation of Cold Harbor, and – but for poor communications – Continue reading battlefield photographs from Grant’s siege of Petersburg

unheralded Civil War site an inspiration

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven.” – Jesus, Matthew 5 Today I want to share a story about hope, friendship, and the promise of Continue reading unheralded Civil War site an inspiration