Embracing Mess

“Please excuse the mess.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. Hannah and I make plans for dinner at 6:00 with a couple we have not spent much time with before. We are both off of work and speed-walking from the garage into the house with thirty minutes left before our guests will … Continue reading Embracing Mess

Fear and Sky

Do you remember being enraptured by the wonder of the sky long ago? I don’t remember the details, but I remember the moments. Parting the shoes and clothes occupying my closet to get to its deepest corners, I pulled out that shiny red telescope like it was Excalibur. It was my instrument for awe. I scurried down the hallway … Continue reading Fear and Sky

What Would Paul Do?

Remember those famous nylon acrostic bracelets we all sported back in the 90s? The motivation for wearing them was simple: It was to remind us to be mindful, through our daily decisions, struggles, and conversations, to approach them the way Jesus would. It served as a visual trigger for that famous rhetorical question pastors and … Continue reading What Would Paul Do?