Life Lessons

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 …

Surrender

From the beginning of this, I’ve felt like my life is a piece of clay on the table in front of me and I just sit back and watch as God makes something. Of course, this happened from the moment I surrendered to Jesus in salvation, but I’ve felt it more keenly. I have no idea …

Come and Die

My heart is so full as I write this. This post might look more like alphabet soup and less like linear thinking. But this is the prequel to the posts that will follow and I hope to communicate at least a little bit of the majesty of a God who is there. He’s alive, friends, …