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…

Reading Joy

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget. –William Lyon Phelps Hi there.  I love to read.  However, if you were to track my activities over the last decade, you would find plenty of evidence to convict me to the contrary.  It’s been awful!  I…

Bring Him Home

I’m going out on a vulnerability limb and  diving into a vulnerability pool-naturally I’m scared to death that I’m going to be  totally immersed.  But I’m going to be courageous.  It feels right;  albeit scary.  I have to admit that I am losing my nerve with each household task that I perform (change the laundry, make…

Unload the Quiver

I had a thought the other day about parenting.  Big deal.  But, I liked it and I think I’ve hit on a true principle so I’m going to share it. Sometimes when we tell our children (or anyone for that matter…a spouse, a co-worker, a pet) ‘no’ or ‘don’t do that’ or place any kind of…

Come Back!

  I have wistful moments at the strangest times-like today-driving northbound down my street headed to pick up my boys from school at 2:00pm after stopping by the store. (Whew!  That’s a lot of prepositional phrases-which is why you feel out of breath right now.) The moments never last long so I try to pause and…