Time Person of the Year

Time Person of the Year

Last year M & I both guessed correctly who the person of the year would be. I figured we’d take a stab at it again this year. When I asked her who she would pick, I was impressed that her top two picks were “Biden or Dolly Parton.” And then she...
Testimony Generator

Testimony Generator

A week or so ago I shared an image of a Testimony Generator on a social media platform that shall remain nameless. It reminded me of an experience I had shortly after Liz and I moved to Ithaca, NY. The churches we were involved with back then placed a big emphasis on...
The Opposite of Fear is…

The Opposite of Fear is…

When you are the parent of a special needs child, you often find yourself the recipient of all types of advice from people. (I wanted to say “well-meaning” people, but I’m not feeling that generous today.)  Some parents, who have raised kids without special...

Please Just Listen

Although we are a continent away, Liz and I have been grieved as we watch the news from our home country. Like many of you have experienced profound sadness and outrage.  The murder of George Floyd. The videos out of NYC and Minneapolis of white individual threatening...
Thinking About Soil

Thinking About Soil

As the Table – Dublin is getting off the ground, I wanted to repost some of what I’ve written over the past few years…specifically regarding church planting. I’d love to get your thoughts. ::originally posted 8 October 2015:: I spent most of my life in Upstate NY. It...