Don’t miss this chance to join me in an interactive seminar!

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.

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stop at this post if you could use some life and encouragement…

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…

So, how’s your walk?

Your word is a lamp before my feet     and a light for my journey. – Psalm 119:105 One of the questions that constantly comes up when I talk about faith is, “How do I transition from someone who checks in with God once in a while, to a disciple who quite literally walks with Jesus?” It’s a challenge no matter who you are, or how you structure … Continue reading So, how’s your walk?

purpose, and the alchemy of tragedy…

I may have said this before – oh, about a bazillion times over the past month – but what an amazingly beautiful day it is here in Wake Forest, North Carolina! The sky is the perfect Carolina blue; everything is fresh, clear, and clean after the long rains; the temperatures are perfect for lingering on the deck with one more cup of coffee; the birds are … Continue reading purpose, and the alchemy of tragedy…

writing my first novel…

Today I have been completely immersed in my novel. That’s right, Mr. Inspirational Non-Fiction is writing a novel. The story is actually finished, in terms of plot and outline and first draft. Now I’m re-writing (for the third time), fleshing out some of the scenes, fact-checking, and tightening the prose. My dilemma at this point is that of audience. When I was a teacher, I … Continue reading writing my first novel…

living faith in ALL CAPS and with bold font!

First, a note to my readers: Posting in this blog is seldom an end to itself ; the writing that shows up in this space is usually part of a bigger picture that’s playing out in a new book I’m writing, a class I’m teaching, a conference I’m scheduled to speak at, or simply stuff I’m trying to sort out in my own consciousness. Blog … Continue reading living faith in ALL CAPS and with bold font!

“You can’t improvise unless you have something to improvise from”

Who will separate us from Christ’s love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. – Romans 8:35,37 CEB I’ve shared before how vitally important it is for me to launch each new day out of the context of my … Continue reading “You can’t improvise unless you have something to improvise from”