God is telling a story with his creation. It is not simply for the beauty of the creation that He gives us forests and oceans, canyons and sweeping sunsets. He is telling a story. There is something that must be created that hasn’t been created yet. And we get to be a part of that creating process.Read More →
If you are interested in learning how to walk alongside God in an apprenticing/mentoring relationship, I encourage you to subscribe and get your free copy. This is a great tool for someone who is brand new to the faith to begin learning how to walk in a mentoring relationship with the Master, Jesus. It’s also great as a beginning primer on what it means to be an apprentice to JesusRead More →
There is also a third story going on underneath the surface of all of this and I want to address it today because I believe it lies at the heart of our own understanding of the world. I did not come up with this story. I did not come up with these three things on my own. I believe though, that when fear rules the day, these three realities come into focus loud and clearRead More →
I’m not going to pretend what happened yesterday didn’t happen. I want to…Oh, I desperately want to stick my head in the sand and ignore the news reports and the Facebook rants, the Twitter tweets and the workplace conversations. Ignoring the problem doesn’t heal and doesn’t break the thread of fear being woven over and over again by the reactive and emotionally driven news media.
But maybe we can move into tomorrow with a different way of responding…Read More →
The Soulstuck Series is about hearing from other voices in the soulstuck conversation. These are stories and insights from some of our friends along the journey.Read More →
“It is not our energy and determination that impresses God. It is our living in the manner he made us that will produce the fruit he intends for us to bear.” –Mike Breen (3dm) I’m an extremist. Now don’t get all weird-ed out… just hear me out. When my wife, Rebecca and I are driving down the road on any given day, inevitably the air will get too cold or too hot for her and I will be comfortable. But, as a good husband does when his wife tells him she’s cold, I turn the heat up hot enough to make the transition from coldRead More →
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is (stuck in) the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. ~William Hazlitt soulstuck /sōl-stŭk/ Soulstuck is the condition we find ourselves in, whether individually or in community where we have built a life, a family, a community, a business… but there is no heart, no soul, no connection to something greater than ourselves. Soulstuck is where we find ourselves when we have done all we can do to make something as good as we can, but we still feel an emptiness, aRead More →