Crisis Mode

Crisis Mode

Last weekend, during a family video chat, one of my daughters said something that I have not been able to get out of my head.  While we are in Ireland, my parents are in the US, and one of our daughters is in Scotland. And as you might imagine, Covid-19 was a...

Well, Who Are You?

“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzi “Well, who are you?” – The Who Often during the first 3 years here in Dublin, I would tell people that there were two key thing I learned in moving to Dublin. The...
Good Grief

Good Grief

We’re uncomfortable with grief. It’s why we say dumb things at funerals, “They’re in a better place.” “I guess God wanted them.” It’s why we tell a kid who just lost a pet “Don’t worry, we’ll get you a new one.” And while it is great that another puppy coming,...

Construction

I had a coffee in town with a friend this morning. And while I always notice it, it hit me the extent to which the city is under construction. All of the construction makes life more difficult for people who live and work here. Inconvenient is probably a better word....

3 Ways to Deal with Feeling Like You’re Not Enough

Not Enough. They don’t seem like important or powerful words. Not and enough. But those two words can cripple. And I’m not even talking about when you look at your budget and realize that there is not enough. When it comes to our budget, those two words have power to...

There Must Be More

Yesterday I stumbled across news that another celebrity pastor has lost their job. Perry Noble was pastor of Newspring Church in South Carolina. A church that grew to 30,000 members (not a typo) in 16 years. Sadly my first response was not one of shock…high profile...