Tagged: life

My Random Life: A Work In Progress

My Random Life: A Work In Progress

I’m authoring a book about episodes in my life and thought I’d share the work in progress while it’s in progress. The idea of the book is to honestly share about (some of the) struggles in my life in a transparent and...

Anxiety and Christians don’t mix, usually

Anxiety and Christians don’t mix, usually

A timely book arrived in the mail last week and I happen to have some time to read it all in one day. The book? Rhett Smith‘s The Anxious Christian: Can God Use Your Anxiety for Good? What I love about this...

Thanksgiving for people in my life

Thanksgiving for people in my life

Gratitude can’t be disconnected. Thanks has to be given to someone. And, I want to give thanks for someone, for a lot of people in my life, the ones who have made the greatest difference and positive impact in my life. As...

Why We Sin When We Know So Much

Why We Sin When We Know So Much

There’s something ugly about moralism and self-righteousness, the exhausting effort of trying to be good and to do the right thing all the time. Doing good is a good thing. This isn’t to say we give up and give in to our...

all kinds of spiritual formation going on

all kinds of spiritual formation going on

For followers of Jesus wanting a more transformational life, more people seem to be engaging in some kind of spiritual formation process. I’m finding a number of different programs and processes that are percolating in the evangelical world at large (though the...

overused word: busy

overused word: busy

Words have meaning. Overused words lose their meaning. I’m going to sprinkle my blog from time to time with overused words that I notice all too often. When I hear an overused word, I wonder to myself: have we lost the creative...

how a conflict played out in social media

how a conflict played out in social media

“Conflict is something that will always be. It is neither good nor bad, it simply is.” [cf. Sam Chand] The incident regarding Deadly Viper had set the online world ablaze, and very uncomfortable words of pain festered in the open space [cf....

how to have real relationships online

how to have real relationships online

Being on vacation, I’ve resisted making plans — I find planning to be drudgery work. So I’ve been quite spontaneous, even though that makes it hard to sync up with others who aren’t able to be spontaneous with me at the same...