Are You a Shepherd or a Wise Man?

Are You a Shepherd or a Wise Man?

When I talk to people about calling, sometimes I like to start by asking them if their call stories are more like the shepherds or the wise men.  Often, as folks look back over their own faith journeys, the answer is, “Both.” The Christmas story is a good reminder...
A New Year’s Revolution

A New Year’s Revolution

Recently I read the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.  ­I’m a neat and well-organized person, so I mostly wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I thought I might glean a new...
Falling Forward

Falling Forward

Three weeks ago, my life changed in an instant.  One unfortunate misstep landed me in the hospital with a badly damaged foot.  The next day, an orthopedic surgeon reset my bones, but for me, the real work is just beginning.  My new reality is a fall season spent in...