It’s not always easy, this road. In fact, a lot of the time it’s hard. But the deep depths pale in light of the high highs. And my friend was right. You can’t go back.   The sun poured down through the thousands of dead brown leaves clinking together in the trees, our own surround-sound percussion section. The breeze rustled the pages of my journal, and my friend Caitlin dozed with her… Read More

He gave them what they needed. He made His glory known through their pain. And ultimately He delivered them in the way and timing He knew was best. But never once did He miss a thing.    They found a spot on my dad’s lung a couple of weeks ago. It was just a tiny spot, about the size of the piece of grit that fell out of my shoe Tuesday when Heather and I… Read More

I feel like this year sneaked up on me. I wasn’t ready. But it’s here. And I’m taking a deep breath and embracing it. And this year, whether I’m ready or not, there’s a book coming out that tells the story about how God became the biggest thing in my life, the thing that overshadowed everything else until the dreams I’d had for myself faded away. It’s called I Don’t Wait Anymore:… Read More

I can’t do this alone. That’s why Christmas happened. It happened so that we can have hope, hope that fights for us. Hope that hinges on a victory that’s already been claimed.  That Santa, he was kind … and kind of plain spoken. And he wasn’t giving me much to work with. “Tell me about a kid from sometime over the years who really made an impression on you.” He thought about… Read More