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
People who demonstrate an unwillingness to pay attention (to anything other than the sound of their own voices) typically present an impoverished point of view. Continue reading instead of “drop the mic” – try passing it to someone else.
It’s another beautiful Saturday here in Wake Forest. I’ve had this song floating around in my head – my spirit really – most of the morning. John Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth.” For the beauty of the earth For the beauty of the skies For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies Over and around us lies Lord of … Continue reading For the Beauty of the Earth
Okay, friends, this is big. Huge, to be exact! This afternoon – October 1 – I took the big step of moving from being exclusively a non-fiction writer to the exciting world of storytelling. Continue reading Hey, Internet – I just published my first novel!
…our dogma must always be in question, because our knowing is always incomplete. So long as we are open to growing, and always approaching the scriptures with humility, and so long as we are intentionally pursuing a closer walk with Jesus, then we will consistently be amazed. Continue reading when God’s idea of what we need isn’t exactly ours!
This weekend marks 35 years since Rebekah knelt at the front of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Pensacola, where a great cloud of witnesses laid hands on her, and prayed that God would do some amazing things through her calling. When she rose to her feet she was an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks … Continue reading 35 years in, and still charged with enthusiasm!
I wrote recently that beauty is inextricably connected to gratitude. I believe the same equation is at play when it comes Continue reading the strong connection between gratitude and joy
ou’ll notice today’s feature image is of our home; it’s the physical equivalent of what I hope to teach through this blog – a beacon of light pointing to life and grace and promise. This little house, nestled in the woods at the end of a cul-de-sac, is the retreat center and sanctuary where Rebekah and I are equipped to live “the life that is truly life” in a practical sense from day to day. Continue reading stop at this post if you could use some life and encouragement…