Today is just another day. People are living their lives, going to work, enjoying (or not enjoying) their kids. They are facing (or avoiding) their problems. They are enjoying the sunshine (today in Portland!) or whatever the weather is where they live. It’s just another day, but every normal day also carries the possibility of […]
When Christianity seems like just too much.
Christianity is about all of life. We get this, right? We’re no longer trying to live a compartmentalized life with a little side portion of faith. We understand that following Jesus impacts every part of our lives. Not just our morals and beliefs, but also our relationships, our vocation, our finances, and even our politics. […]
Today’s the Day!
We’re still in January, the annual month-long festival of goals and new opportunities. I love new beginnings. A new chance is always good news, a reminder that everything is grace. But I also know this season of new-life-new-me declarations and goal setting can weigh heavy. After all, what’s our track record? Most resolutions fail. (See […]
Your To-Do List Is Numinous (TAW006)
Episode 006 – Your To-Do List Is Numinous Do you find yourself longing for those big, goose-bumpy, glowy moments of spiritual connection? Those mountain-top experiences are so great. They fill us up, and motivate us, and often leave us feeling connected with God. But you need to know something. If you’re looking for that kind […]
Your To-Do List is Numinous
Think for a moment about the last significant spiritual experience you had, that last moment when it seemed the claustrophobic haze of everyday life burned off briefly, and you sensed God. When was that? What was happening? Was it worship service where the music transported you? Or maybe you were on a hike. The trail […]
4 ways not to wreck your life (Life lessons from a motorcycle)
I’ve been working on my motorcycle endorsement. In Oregon it’s no longer just a matter of heading on down to the DMV, taking a little ride test, and smiling for the camera. Now you have to take the Basic Rider Training course, which includes classroom teaching as well as coaching on the range. For some […]