Summit

I just rode to the top of this mountain. On a mountain bike. By myself. And when I say by myself, I mean BY MYSELF. When I got to the saddle about a mile up, the other three riders on the trail went right and I went left. I never saw another soul until I…

Resolute Bravery

It’s January 28, 2017. I feel like West Alton, Missouri where the Mississippi and Missouri  Rivers link arms to make the long journey to the Gulf of Mexico.  There’s a state park there in order for us to witness nature taking charge and marching south. I like the idea of confluence.  It’s two or more…

What Katy Did

For you know we never do people good by lecturing; only by living their lives with them, and helping a little here and a little there to make them better. -What Katy Did, p. 141 If I took nothing else from this moralizing tale…let it be this…a lecture is no good.  I have given all…

Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Faith was no escape hatch from the power of evil men; true faith often placed one directly in the grip of evil.  Hadn’t Jesus Himself provided a demonstration of this truth? -Radical Integrity, p. 161 I really like biography.  I like to peek into someone else’s existence to see how they negotiated mortality.   It’s…

The Shack

  I just finished The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. This is one of those books that kept cropping up in different conversations over the course of a year.  I think I jotted it down here and there two or three times before I added it to my summer reading list and went to the library…