Grace for the road

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I can’t remember which pastor said it recently, but I remember the illustration, at least for the most part. It went something like this — if you board a plane in New York, and the pilot sets the plane to fly one degree off course, you might not notice it so much if you were going to New Jersey … the plane would probably still come pretty close to landing in the… Read More

Oh, hi. Want to have coffee? No … but seriously. I’d love to hang out with your small group, or your church group, and have coffee, talk about “I Don’t Wait Anymore” and hear about your life. I’m planning a road trip for 2017, and I need some help figuring out where to go. I’d love to see as many of you as possible! If your town would be a good place… Read More

Heather and I were sitting there at the table, hands curled around cups of coffee with homemade pumpkin spice, my feet kicked up in her purple chair when he came running in from the living room, sock feet slipping on the floor, out of breath, eyes wild. And he buried his face so deep in her shoulder that I wasn’t sure he could even hear her questions. “What’s going on? Are you… Read More

We fight for the ones we love. Where we fail … there is plentiful redemption. And where we hope … there is a story with an ending worth the fight, a story worth staying in the race for, a story bigger than the one that ends with a headstone. And there’s a God who’s worth our unwavering gaze. (Follow @gracefortheroadblog on Instagram) ***** It’s early. It’s dead silent. And it’s colder than… Read More