Shabbat is Here!

It started well over a year ago. I reached my 10th year of serving on our church staff and began to pray through when I should take a sabbatical. It took quite awhile to figure out when would be a good time (because no time ever seems to present itself as a good time to be away). As Matt and I prayed, we landed on now. This month and next. May and June 2016. Over the last couple of months, I've been drinking my tea from this mug a friend lo ...

Ditching Distractions

Ditching Distractions

Life moves at a pace where it's difficult to keep up most of the time. There are so many diversions. Staying focused can just be hard at times. Well, for me, it's problematic most of the time. Take a look at this video and see if you can relate...Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Me, too.I'm tired of the noise. Of the pace. Of the chaos. I long for peace. For clarity. For God's presence. You, too? ...