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Hello 2013 (part 1)

 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is…

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2012: So Long, Farewell…

If you've read my blog or books before, you’ll know that I've got a thing about saying goodbye to an old year and hello to a new one.  For a number of years, I've explored a twofold discipline: retreating with the Lord…

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Emmanuel

Christmas Day is nearly here and excitement fills our home. We have our own Christmas Sountrack. We keep disappearing, hiding around the house to wrap presents. We're  preparing meals, planning international calls to our family across the globe. There are the…

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Lessons on Abiding

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and…

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Reflecting on Father’s Day.

 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3: 1a)   Father’s Day is a powerful, evocative day. However it began, it’s become…

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Keep Calm, Disciple On.

 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.   Galatians 4:19   Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ…

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Letter to my 38 year old self.

In recent months I found Dear Me: A Letter to my 16 year old self, people’s letters to who they used to be.  The idea got under my skin and lingered, but I didn’t really want to talk to my past.…

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