There’s an old hymn that’s been on my mind lately and it’s especially fitting at this time. It’s Thursday before moving weekend. It’s been a week that has been filled with grief, anxiety and sadness. It has been heart-wrenching to face my imminent departure from Kingsville and our family at Faith Reformed Church. But it … More ALL the Way
As a minister, it was always my privilege to observe and honor the ordinary sacred moments in peoples’ lives. I got to conduct weddings and baptisms and funerals. I was usually near to hospitals for births and deaths. I got invited to birthday parties and anniversaries, if only as the one to offer the prayer before … More The Sacred Ordinary
One of the challenges in our season of transition is that I feel like I’m constantly pulled in two different directions. I knew that this was going to be the practical reality for the first few months, but I think I underestimated the toll this would take on my heart. On one hand Ken is … More A Foot in Two Places
We’ve been promising you the story of our getting a house for a while now, so here it finally is. There’s a lot of detail, but it turns out, contrary to the proverb, that’s not where the devil is at all. It’s rather where the hand of God is subtly but seriously at work. The … More Sight Unseen
We’re here! Easter weekend is upon us, and with it our ordinary experiment begins. My emotions and thoughts are a jumbled mess – excitement, fear, hope, grief, deep joy, and deep sadness are intertwined. We don’t really have time to process everything that has happened and is happening. And somehow that mixture feels especially right … More A Hodge-Podge
Many of you have heard the story of how we started home brewing, but maybe I’ll be able to draw together circumstance and consequence here to give you insight into my process and paradigm for this new ministry. It’s not so much what I think that’s new and innovative as how I’ve come to think … More Craft Church? Is that a thing?
As I try explain my new-to-me ministry vision to friends and family, I’ve found that I’m encountering some resistance, and I can appreciate that. My actions seem to be saying loudly and clearly that I don’t believe in the church anymore. But I need to clarify, as publicly as I can, that that’s not at … More My One Thing *a repost in the right spot