How do you write when you would rather just sleep? How do you write when everyday you feel like you have just been run over by a bus? How do you write when you have been drained of every ounce of profundity or insight? How do you write when just getting up in the morning... Continue Reading →
Where Is God When It Hurts?
During the final months of my dad's life, I learned that God takes care of you even when you think he isn't taking care of you. There were many prayers for my dad, and myself, that went unanswered. Prayers for his healing, prayers for his ease of mind, prayers for an easier situation for my... Continue Reading →
My Dad Taught Me What Mattered Most
My dad passed away on July 8. I tried to honor him at the memorial service by offering some remembrances. Here is a condensed version of those remarks. My dad was a simple man. I say that in the best possible way. He knew the power of a handshake and taught me such power. Just... Continue Reading →
The Awful But Essential Need To Consider Our True Neediness
No one chooses to face the depths of their ruined heart. Because we never seek this out, sometimes God has to force us to come to grips with our true bankruptcy of spirit. This usually occurs through some kind of tragedy or crisis or wilderness time. These are times when we come face to face... Continue Reading →