Finding God in the Numbers

Sometimes it seems as if God shows up in the least expected moments or circumstances. But maybe it’s more the case that God is everywhere and we are merely explorers stumbling upon glittering treasures.  Growing up, when my friends were turning sixteen, we heard stories of kids getting cars or huge parties with swimming pools, DJs, and Beyonce. So you […] Read More

Bread and Rocks, Fish and Snakes

I grew up going to church and I would often hear people refer to God as ‘Heavenly Father’, ‘Loving Father’, ‘Great Father’, or as my buddy Chris Tomlin would coin it, a ‘Good Good Father’. These aren’t just platitudes; Jesus refers to God as Father almost 200 times in the Gospels and over a hundred times in the Gospel of […] Read More

A Father’s Love

“…before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes, He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the children to their fathers.” (Malachi 4:5b-6) The sheet of paper sat between us, the abrasiveness of its white color and the starkness of its dark text bringing finality to the feelings of shock that resonated deep within […] Read More

Faithful Father

“Where’s Dad?” “He’s gone away…Let’s pray to God so that he would come back.” I was eight years old and this conversation with my mom confounded me.  Why would my father leave us? How dare he leave us alone. And why in the world would we pray for my father to return, when he willingly left us behind? Forget him! […] Read More

June: Fathers

It’s hard to believe that it’s already June and we’re embarking on the second half of the year! For many, June may represent the arrival of summer, the coming of well deserved vacations, the great outdoors and glorious sunsets, and time spent with the people who mean the most to us. It’s also a month where we get to celebrate […] Read More

Portrait of a Mother

Of all the figures in my life, perhaps the one most difficult to adequately define is also the one who’s played some of the most fundamental roles in my life. My mother. The main example of nurturer and disciplinarian, and a case study on the resiliency and break down of the human spirit, my mom is living proof that people […] Read More