Tag Archives: Jesus

Going Home

While I was going home the other day, I stopped at a school crossing to let a young teenage girl make her way across the street. She was headed toward a junior high. As she crossed, she reached a small … Continue reading

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How Well the Sailors Run — Chapters One, Two, and Three

Here are the first three chapters (42 total) of How Well the Sailors Run, a story of the Prodigal Son retold as a sea adventure. In a cozy Oregon coastal town called SpringwickHarbor, Wade Burns’ desire is to follow in … Continue reading

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Stopping Terrorism

The only way I know how to stop terrorism is through the work of the Holy Spirit. In my own power, I can do nothing. Although I long to do good, to help others, to lift up my neighbors and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution 2013

America is hurting. She’s searching for an answer. She’s been raked and her wounds are bleeding out. A country groping the darkness in search of the light. Our schools are failing. Our relationships are failing. Our peace of mind is … Continue reading

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Shooting Baskets

I wonder if prayer is something like shooting a basket? Jesus tells me to pray that the ball will go in the hoop, so I pray, and then I shoot. The problem is, I’m standing on the opposite side of … Continue reading

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I’ll Take the Loss

Every Friday I take my client walking along the Green Belt because it’s part of his therapy, and lately we’ve had beautiful spring weather that has made each outing satisfying and liberating. On one side of the path is the … Continue reading

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Good Courage

Too often I lose sight of God. Fear gets in the way, and instead of living a life free in grace, I draw inward into a swamp that smothers the hope out of me. I become critical, struggling to swim … Continue reading

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