My iPhone says sunrise is at 7:10. It's 7:03, and I look out toward the mountains. There's no sign of the sun.It's dawn, and the light is rising. But thick, grey clouds cover the sky and the usual bright orange glow to the east.I don't...

I came face to face with sin today, and it almost stared me down.   Destruction, devastation, confusion, anger, fear . . just a few of sin's ugly fruits filled and spilled out her eyes. And left me empty. Hollow gut, knot in the stomach, kind of...

a ton of water I type the words into a note on my iPhone. A reminder to drink a ton of water. My body has had enough . . of something. What, I’m not sure. But two weeks ago a small itchy spot turned into a full...

Dreams. They inspire and challenge. But dreams can also have a negative connotation. Consider statements like… “Quit dreaming.” “She’s just a dreamer.” Dreams are often met with cynicism, because they’re risky. They upset the “status quo.” They’re not safe. Join me over at God-Sized Dreams for the rest of...

“It’s messy.”  My friend nods. “Yes, it’s definitely messy!” We are talking about the trials of walking beside sons emerging into manhood. I heard once that a boy becomes a man over his mother’s dead body, and boy are there days when it really does feel like a...

The mountains outside my morning window . . . are gone. Where they once stood, only thick, cold, grey skies remain. My eyes say it's so. "I saw it with my own eyes!" Isn't that the surest thing? It's my own eyewitness testimony. The mountains are gone. But sight can be...

All our ambition comes to a head at Christmas. In lights, gifts, baking, parties. We go all out for beauty and celebration of all that is best. And you smile. Because you're a Father. The very best. And when we find ourselves weary worn, sugared out, and slightly to...