To My Brothers

Tonight, I heard yet another story of a man in leadership being charged with sexual abuse. We are, unfortunately, familiar with the narrative. Then the news reporter took an interesting turn and went on to ask questions about the future of men in leadership. I listened to the answer, but it was the question that …

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 …

Good Morning from Heaven

“Oh, you’re staying at a bed and breakfast?” The teenage diner waitress showed sweet, small-town, hospitality as she made small talk. “What are you in town for?” “Oh, I’m, umm . . . resting?” I laughed, realizing that must sound ridiculous. She raised an eyebrow, smiled and said, “Well, we all need that every once in a …

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 …