I’ve worn glasses for a long time. Since 4th grade, I think. Without my glasses, the world beyond ten feet or so blurs into an indistinct mosaic of colored blobs. Not very safe for me to be out and about! Each morning there is a moment of transformation when I put on my glasses for […]
How Abiding is Possible (TAW019) (Anchor Prayer, Part 1)
Episode 019 – How Abiding is Possible Jesus told us to live connected to the vine. We often refer to that as the Abiding Life. If you grew up in the churh you probably heard about that a lot. Well, I wonder… Do you have an ongoing sense of Jesus’ presence in your life? Do […]
The Chapter I forgot to write.
It’s been a little more than eighteen months since The Wisdom Of Your Heart hit the shelves. In that time, I’ve had a lot of conversations with people about the book, and how it connected for them. Or how it didn’t. I’ve learned a lot. I learned that we need to talk about emotional health […]
4 Clues You Need Emotional Growth (TAW018)
Episode 018 – 4 Clues You Need Emotional Growth I went through a major crash that was the result of emotional immaturity and brokenness. But it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. There were clues that I ignored. Maybe some of these clues are in your life as well?
Emotional Growth is Not A Niche! (TAW017)
Episode 017 – Emotional Growth is Not a Niche! – (And Audiobook Launch!) Today is the day! Today is the day when you can pick up the Audio Book for The Wisdom of Your Heart! I am so excited about this, and to celebrate we’re having a short bonus podcast episode. I’ve got a quick […]
Can I Handle this Present Moment? Practicing Presence and the release of my Audiobook.
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 […]
Men, if you get defensive reading this, then emotional growth is an issue for you.
There were clues all along the way. They meant nothing to me when they happened, but looking back now they stick out like flashing fluorescent signs. There was the day I shared my college plans with a friend. I’d been accepted to my dream program at a great school. I said I was “really excited […]
“The way I was living stopped working for me.” An Interview with Chuck Hagele.
Emotional maturity is a topic that touches every important part of our lives. My friend, Chuck Hegele, leads an incredible ministry to families with at-risk youth called Project Patch. As a part of that ministry, he produces a podcast for parents called Today’s Family Experience. He and I spend about an hour this week talking […]
“Emotions don’t just happen in your mind…they impact our body, and thus our health.” An Interview with Michele Stanford
For a long time I thought of emotions as something that happened in your head, a passing emotional state. One of the things I was must surprised to learn in my study of emotions, was how deeply they impact the body. Michele Stanford is a holistic health coach that I met this past year, and […]
“It’s my hope that perhaps I can help change the conversation in the church…” An Interview with Frank Viola
I’ve been reading the work of Frank Viola for a few years now, and following his writing online. He has a powerful, and I think, revolutionary view of the church and his words have impacted me deeply. So I was thrilled to be able to meet him last year at a coaching event for writers […]
Are you doing the hidden inner work?
5 miles of narrow, winding, uphill road remained between us and our destination, the Oregon Caves. Sometimes steep, the road wound its way upwards with tight switchbacks. About halfway up I realized something. Despite the incline and the many tight corners, the drive was perfectly smooth and comfortable. Tight turns on a narrow road usually […]
“When I was living in deep denial and numbness, I looked exactly like a Good Christian.” An Interview with Aaron Smith.
Well, the time is drawing near! A truck-load of books arrived here at my house this week. The official launch date of The Wisdom Of Your Heart is September 1st. Just 14 days away! As a part of that, I’m going to be doing interviews here and there all over the internet. Here’s the first […]
The Well-Worn Path in Your Heart That Leads You Away from God’s Love.
Shortly after turning in my final manuscript for The Wisdom of Your Heart, I received an email. My stomach dropped as I read the words. My chest tightened. The email was from my publisher. In the last round of editing, some theological questions had been raised, and the publisher decided to send my book through […]