What’s Your Story?

For the last few weeks I have been reflecting on my formation.  I have been reflecting on formative experiences, people and events, each that have contributed to who I am becoming as a person.  I made lists of formative things from my childhood, and things that God has uniquely formed in me. At the same […]

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 […]


“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 […]