My Son Needed the Love of the Church. I Wasn’t Sure It Was Possible.

Reliving and retelling Jesus' story: Including the cognitively disabled in ministry is a chance to live in a cross-shaped way.

God Is . . .

The other day I was driving down the canyon to Salt Lake City, enjoying the view of the snow covered mountains and a few minutes to myself. As I drove, I was listening to an audio book and heard the narrator read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, … Continue reading God Is . . .

Praying Scripture – 2/12/2020

5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;his faithfulness continues through all generations.Psalm100:5 Most Holy God, Some days I come before You with great joy. Some days I worship You with gladness. Some days I sing with a heart bursting with gratitude for who You are and the way that Your are working … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 2/12/2020

The Gift of a Sleepless Night

I needed to get to sleep, but I wasn’t worried about it. I wasn’t worried about anything. Surprising, actually. I was facing my dissertation defense the next morning, but I wasn’t stressed. I wasn’t worried. My mind wasn’t spinning. I was just awake. And completely at peace. I was surrounded by an overwhelming sense of … Continue reading The Gift of a Sleepless Night

God's Vision of "The Good Life"

Last week I asked what vision of “the good life” was driving our words and actions. While culture tells us one thing, Jesus’ words tell us something different. If we let them, they’ll turn our cultural expectations of what blessing looks like upside down. The money, power, and social acceptance that we so frequently associate … Continue reading God's Vision of "The Good Life"

What Really Drives Our Poor Choices?

When we get up in the morning, what is motivating our choices? Jamie Smith suggests that our vision of “the good life” is a key driver. But how do we envision “the good life”? What do we think will make us happy? Fulfilled? Our culture provides all kinds of answers: being young; being skinny; having … Continue reading What Really Drives Our Poor Choices?