culture

Just Play

[Picture courtesy of @jacobmilea] Anthony Hoisington asked me to sit in with Brothers McClurg on two songs for worship this morning at New Life. What a treat. I appreciated his kindness and desire to honor our house. But I also loved his desire to just play. Sometimes we need to Read more…

culture

Ode To The Common Heroes

The earth is impregnated with heroes. They love the land others think is cursed. Their eyes aren’t on fortunes or fame, unless having to do with increasing their King’s, as His fortune is measured in souls and His fame established in grace. Grace that’s invited the sickest, murdering pervert among Read more…

culture

Tenacious Terminology

Tenacity. Tenacity is being certain of your pursuits, especially when others aren’t certain of their own and fall away. It’s holding on when things are difficult, and then staying that way for a long time. When emotions say you shouldn’t, but your gut says you should. When the crowd says Read more…

culture

Wonder Wonderfully

When we’re little, we see everything with wonder. When we grow up, we see things and wonder. When we’re old, we wonder how much we missed. When we’ve arrived, it’s wonderful. Seeing my parents hide their grandchildren’s Easter eggs and Easter baskets around our property yesterday was a real treat; Read more…

culture

Getting Peed On

While flying to Michigan last night I heard a lot of complaining. The weather was bad. Flights got canceled. I experienced my first aborted landing. People had to wait in line. Lots of passengers missed flights. And everyone blamed the flight attendant for the pent up negative experiences of their Read more…

culture

Rearview Mirror

Every morning I leave for work, I drive down this road and look back in this rearview mirror. My wife is back there. My children are back there playing. Without me. Ahead of me lies conquest. Mission. Vision. And yet behind me lies the same: training my children for mission, Read more…

culture

Big Day

As I was tucking Eva in to bed, she looked up and said, “Tomorrow is going to be another big day.” Her sheer enthusiasm and determined hope struck me. “Yes, it is Eva,” I replied. “It absolutely is.” But while I had no immediate recollection of exactly what made today Read more…

culture

A Perfect Moment

I believe each day has at least one perfect moment. Most of them happen fast: the flare of the last second of sunlight on the horizon, an unexpected hug, the shock on someone’s face from a surprise. But perfect moments can also be hidden from our perspective. No, not necessarily Read more…