Follow me

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, Luke 5:27 I was challenged over my sabbatical to read through the gospels, to notice Jesus sense of joy and hope throughout all that he does.  As I ran across Jesus […]

Road blocks or opportunities?

You are the greatest barrier to your own transformation.  I was sitting in a classroom at my seminary with 20+ other pastors hearing these words.  All of us in the room had heard this before, but as I reflected on these words, I wondered: how would I life differently if this was so? This question […]


This summer a common theme across all I have read and heard from pastors I have met with is the importance of slowing down, reflecting, praying, and the practice of solitude.  So I have worked to take this on as a discipline this summer.  To slow down, to have space for solitude and reflection.  It […]

How Far…

Recently I watched Disney’s hit movie, “Moana,” and if you have not seen it, I highly recommend it.  The movie centers around Moana, the young, soon to be queen, fighting the tension between her own culture’s expectations for her, and a stirring she feels inside that tells her she is something more. I have felt the […]