Summer of being

One of the most life-giving hobbies that I have is distance running.  I run 30-50 miles a week as I prepare to run 2-3 races between 13.1-26.2 miles each calendar year.  Yet what this habits reminds me is that I am working to grow in not always moving.  You can hear it just talking with […]

Rhythmically Challenged

I have been wrestling a lot recently with the concept of becoming vs. doing.  For much of my life, the driving force was what did I do?  The more I did, the better, the more public, impressive, flashy, even greater.  Yet as I read scripture it is abundantly clear that God is not impressed with […]

#Thoughtsandprayersarenotenough

“I used to believe that prayer changes things. But now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”  Mother Teresa In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.  No one who hopes in you will […]

Learning or Doing

Growing up catholic I was taught that Christian education, and things like catechism were very high priorities when it came to my faith.  I went to classes, memorized prayers and liturgies, and by a young age I was quite the student of the church.  I knew a great deal about Catholic catechism, and could pass […]

Busy for God?

For the last number of weeks I have been wrestling with the tension between biblical values that God has for us and our churches, vs. what can be easy to default to.  Last week I wrote about the tension of making decisions.  Is the highest priority making people happy, or living into God’s call for, […]