• At the Hands of The Potter

    It is easy to despise our brokenness…or to become all too familiar with its presence that we are desensitized to the damage in wreaks in our lives and the lives of those we love.  But, as a believer, that very inner turmoil we so quickly try to pacify, can be...

  • In Dependence

    It is strange what effect some space can have on your perspective.  Take the title of this post for example.  Put a space between In and Dependence and we have an altogether different meaning than the word Independence, dont we? As we approach our national Independence Day here in the...

  • The Power of Vulnerability

    Author and researcher Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability in this TED Talk. In it, she illustrates our deep desire for connection with one another. Take a listen!

  • Lenten Reflections

    Its Ash Wednesday.  I was reminded today as I walked the halls of the hospital where my wife is a patient and crossed paths with a woman bearing the sign of the cross on her forehead in ash. As the gritty ash is pressed onto the forehead, we are reminded that...

  • Surrender

    I have to admit, I  don’t much care for the word surrender. It sounds weak…something losers do in the midst of battle.  As a red blooded American male, I want to take control..lead…direct…I don’t want to surrender! My surrender to Jesus is too often tainted by what I am in...

  • Gospel + Culture: Dinner and Conversation Feb 26th

    Please join us for the “Q Commons”  – dinner and conversation event on Thursday, February 26. This local conversation will be facilitated by a national simulcast about issues relating to Gospel + Culture, with thought leaders like Malcolm Gladwell, Soledad O’Brien, Mark Burnett, and three local leaders from different area...

  • Drinking Deep

    Marinating on a passage in a book I am reading… “A man will never have a pure heart as long as he equivocates about his sinfulness.  If he is indecisive, he will never have the courage to win the battle that lies before him.  His constant waffling will weaken any...

  • A Father’s Rescue

    Sometimes I just get weary… Weary of the regularity with which I am ambushed by the enemy of my soul.  His attacks are rarely covert any longer as he knows where I hide the key to my house.  He stops by unannounced as he sees fit to rummage around my...

  • Soul Wounds

    Our soul wounds hit at the core of who we believe we are and how we relate to our heavenly Father.  Can He be trusted with our sadness…our anger? These wounds are a source of pain and not an area of life where one purposefully chooses to spend much free...

  • Advent Series – Being Reconciled

    Being at war with yourself is wearying and tiresome. No matter the circumstance you may find yourself in, if you are battling something significant in your life, you know the pressure and hopelessness that can come with the battle. This time of year often amplifies the attack as many settle...