Wake Up to Now

It’s my first winter in Michigan. This is the longest I’ve gone without seeing the grass in my front yard, the furthest I’ve driven on white roads, and the most consecutive days I’ve had to wear a down coat.

Keep in Touch

Though our primary means of communicating is in our hands, we don’t have time to talk right now. Sending a text message is complicated because it opens us up to a potentially ongoing conversation.

Love Does

My book club recently read the book Love Does by Bob Goff. Recognizing that the focus on love is typically what it is, this book centers itself instead around what love does.

Full Circle

My Good Wife and I have been discussing what to call our spread in Yatesville; it just seems like it needs to have a name. I tried to think of something biblical.

A View from the Pew: Making the Most of a Ministerial Transition

An unexpected resignation of a church staff member can feel like a punch to the gut. When a trusted staff member resigns, it’s not unusual to feel an acute sense of loss and even betrayal.

Uniform 06.22.2014: Staying Active in Between

The church where I worship each Sunday is in a time of transition. Two weeks after my first visit more than a year ago, the small congregation sold their building and moved into a temporary facility, waiting for a more permanent solution to be revealed.