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Small Miracles

I just got off the phone with a guy who got some devastating news today. He just found out that his dad has inoperable brain cancer and probably only has 4-6 weeks to live. As soon as I picked up the phone, I knew something was wrong. I don’t know this guy well at all. We’ve only…

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Pray for Oklahoma

You’ve seen it by now. Whether it was John Piper’s now-infamous tweet (which has since been deleted), Westboro Baptist’s new hate-slinging website (which has since been hacked), or any of a number of other disturbing, disappointing and discouraging messages from the Christian circle following the devastating tornados in Oklahoma this week, you’ve seen someone stick…

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The Wall

Have you ever gone rock climbing? I’ve never done extreme outdoor rock climbing, but I’ve done plenty of indoor climbing. It’s intense. It’s physically challenging and fun. If you have the right equipment and you’re being supported by people you trust, it can be a great time, and there is no better feeling than conquering…

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Open Skies

  Do you make new year’s resolutions? I usually don’t, but this year I decided to make one: “In 2013, I will simplify my life.” That’s it. Not a lot of detail. I didn’t go into specifics. It’s intentionally vague. I came to realize late in 2012 that my life is too hectic, too crazy,…

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