I’m not sure how to describe the feelings that go beyond heartbroken and devastated. Honest to God, I don’t.Read more "For Abbott"
Our house church lost a beautiful young man, Abbott Forrester Garn, this week. His family has been an intimate part of our lives for the last decade. I offered these words at the funeral in the midst of the tragedy.Read more "The Light of Christ is Breaking In"
In my experience, the only place where the superficial veneer is stripped away, where pretense is obliterated, where cosmetic application fails, and where vulnerability is unmasked and triumphantly exposed… is in the presence of a loving, non-judgmental, other-centered group of trusted friends.Read more "Between the Questions…"
Our heads told us that this was the right decision, but nothing told our hearts to prepare for being wrecked.Read more "He Was Always With Us…"
That is the great casualty of this life- we have become disconnected from this great embrace and allowed ourselves to be separated from the source of perfect freedom and perfect love. And it is this disconnection that, no matter the paths we have traveled or how it happened in each of our lives, has steadily closed us off from the life we were always meant to live, the life we were always meant to experience.Read more "Learning to See Beauty in the Wreckage…"
Living constantly in the burden and pain of our suffering can either become an end destination or a passageway for each of us.Read more "When Hope is Lost (A Lesson from Birds)…"
Outside the Walls Podcast is a project in which I am finding new, creative, and fresh ways to reach people with the good news of the Kingdom of God.Read more "Listen to This…"