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Espresso, Honesty, & Trust

So I’m sitting here talking to the baristas at my go-to coffee shop. I know them, they know me. I do a lot of my work here. I would consider us work friends. I’m doing this thing where I asked him what his favorite shot of espresso that they serve is. He told me it’s... Continue Reading →

Mister Rogers, Good News, & Hard Work

Last week I saw Won't You Be My Neighbor, a documentary on Mister Rogers. It was amazing. For more than half of the movie my jaw was, quite literally, dropped. I was sitting there in the theater, mouth hanging wide open. I was astonished at how amazing of a person Fred Rogers was. If you haven't... Continue Reading →

Meditations on Love

What is love?¹ First and foremost, love is a choice. Love is a gift. Love is something that I receive without doing anything to earn it. If I were to do something in order to receive love, then I wouldn’t be accepting love—I would be accepting payment. Love is a risk. Since love is a... Continue Reading →

How I Schedule My Day For Peak Holiness

I want to share with y'all a bit of practical thoughts on prayer and on-going spiritual development. Specifically, the routine that I follow throughout a typical day. Hopefully, this might be useful for you. This is an ever-changing thing, but right now this is a close approximation of the schedule that I keep throughout a... Continue Reading →

The Unfortunate Key To Mindfulness

Many people these days seem to be recognizing the benefits of mindfulness. Being able to pay attention to yourself and be present in the moment is so important to living a full, vibrant life. But there is something that I'm discovering that is, for me, slightly disappointing about the pursuit of mindfulness and presence. I've... Continue Reading →

Hearing the Divine Voice

I am the kind of guy that has about five different thought processes or project ideas bouncing around in my head at one time. This usually means that it takes me forever to actually accomplish anything. It also means that I tend to want to blend different ideas together into one thing. Recently I've been... Continue Reading →

3 Things God is Saying

The more I talk to people about faith and spirituality, the more I notice a consistent theme in their experiences with God. Many folks seem to struggle with finding the time or space to slow down, hush up, and listen to God. I could just be projecting my own experience onto others, that wouldn't be... Continue Reading →

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