Gregg and I walked along the Willamette River in Portland this weekend. I needed to break out. So. We did. Taking a breath of fresh air is miraculously healing. Thank you God. The background of the outdoors came to the forefront, lending perspective to it all. In the starkness of winter reality, the "not-yet" of … Continue reading It Will Come
This God-word tells my story and yours. AND. I'm hanging onto this all. year. long. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19, NIV). The NEW work of God changes … Continue reading The NEW Of It
Dear friend, May your days be filled with the wonder of God in your life. May you know God is present and will never leave or fail you. May you experience the good of God in the darkest as well as the brightest of days. May you love God and one another every. single. day. … Continue reading Christmas Blessing
This conversation has been my "pastor" talk all week long. I don't think the pastor part of me is ever going to leave despite the fact that I only have tomorrow and next Sunday, December 24, before I step down as lead pastor of Red Door Church. So. As, I've been visiting with people this … Continue reading The Way Things Work Out . . .
This is truth: Nothing is the same without you. One of the greatest gifts we give each other is presence. There's a felt emptiness when someone is missing from the table of our lives. Our four prove it. Without saying a word, the atmosphere and dynamics of the situation change when one of them enters … Continue reading Presence