• Life Lessons
  • When You Pass Through the Waters

    It was a Sunday afternoon when we drove up a dusty road to an old military base surrounded by high woven metal fences and barbed wire. Athena, a confident seasoned volunteer, and I, a less confident newbie, grabbed our backpacks and badges, hopped out of the van and walked toward the guard shack. We were […]

  • Living on Mission
  • He Will Not Falter

    Here is my servant, whom I uphold,     my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him,     and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out,     or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break,     and a smoldering wick he […]

  • Living on Mission
  • Not a Political Position

    I’m sitting at O’Hare right now. Final destination Lesvos, Greece – more specifically Refugee Camp Moria – more specifically learning and praying and serving in the midst of the refugee crisis. I couldn’t be more thankful for the chance to go. Just had a conversation with someone curious about my backpack, which led to where […]

  • Life Lessons
  • One Million Fans

    This past weekend, I and some good friends lined up with 45,000 other runners at dark:30 on a chilly Sunday morning for the Chicago Marathon. The atmosphere was charged as runners stretched, jogged in place, ate their chosen power breakfast, listened to their pump up music, willed the jitters away and thought about the run ahead. The […]

  • Living on Mission
  • The Better Question

    Hi friends. This is going to be raw, but I pray will be helpful. And that it bring us closer to reconciliation towards God and towards each other. These are hard, painful days on many fronts. I don’t need to walk you through photos of refugee children washing up on shore or African Americans being shot by police. We’ve all […]