Boston Marathon Explosions

One year ago today I realized a lifelong dream and finished the Boston Marathon. One hour ago today for tens of thousands of runners and over a million friends and family their dream became a nightmare. I’ve already received messages from people who are concerned for me. Thankfully, I did not run the Boston Marathon this…

The Best Fort Ever!

One year when I was a boy a bad tornado was approaching our home in suburban Chicago. I was watching the weather reports on television with my parents and younger sisters. This was something we were used to doing in the spring or summer. But I realized that this time was different when my Dad…

Rejoice! The Lord is Judge

As Christians today we talk a lot about the love and grace of God, but we don’t talk much about him being the holy Judge — that seems scary or harsh to us. And yet repeatedly, the Psalmist rejoices that the Lord is the Judge. He approaches God’s judgment seat not with fear or shame,…

Be Overshadowed by God

As part of our Soul Shepherding ministry, I regularly lead spiritual formation and soul care groups for pastors and Kristi leads groups for pastors’ wives. Let me share with you from my journal about one of my experiences… Today I was blessed to lead Lectio Divina for two groups of pastors. We shared in the Bible…