This week the book Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments was officially released. I’m excited about the book, in part, because two friends of mine wrote it—Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler, the co-hosts and co-founders of Risen Motherhood. (I have the privilege of being a pastor to Emily and a member of the R|M Board of Directors.) But, I’m not excited about Risen Motherhood only because of these personal connections. Continue reading “Why Every Pastor Should Read “Risen Motherhood””
Some time ago, I said to a friend walking through a trial, “I’m sorry.”
He replied, “What are you sorry for? This isn’t your fault!”
Happy 70th Birthday!
You’ve never been an easy one to buy gifts for—and there’s probably not anything you need that I could buy you anyway. So, I thought my gift to you on your 70th Birthday would be to give public thanks for what a gift you’ve been to me.
As I sat down to outline all that I’ve learned from you, the things appreciate about you, and the memories I most cherish, it didn’t take long to for the list to grow to be quite lengthy. I don’t have space here to mention everything, but here are ten things I’m thankful you showed me in life. Continue reading “A Letter to My Dad on His 70th Birthday”
Do you want your kids to be “different” from others?
And I don’t.
I want my kids to be “different” in all the ways that others admire and praise and value.
I do not want my kids to be “different” in all the ways that others mock and pity and despise and reject and ridicule.
God had a kid. Continue reading “The Same Kind of “Different” as Jesus”
I take vacation time for writing projects as a matter of integrity.
My church doesn’t pay me to write. Continue reading “Why I Use Vacation Time to Write”