Rest. Just Rest.

Going away on a retreat by myself was definitely not my idea.  In fact, had you offered it to me, I likely would have refused.  However, part of my seminary assignment for the semester was to take a seclusion retreat where I would be alone with the Lord.  Just Him and I.  No people.  No …

I am Enough for You

Yesterday while walking through Walmart, my oldest daughter pulled me aside to whisper something to me.  “Your dad is in the next aisle over.  He saw us but kept walking.” “Are you sure?” I asked her, hoping maybe she was wrong.   “It was him.  He has his COVID mask on, but I know it’s him.  He looked me …

Stronger and Blessed

Being a mom of three girls, there are moments in my week that I recognize that I am having the same thoughts over and over. I think them, realize I am too busy in the moment to do anything about them, and then save them for the next week. Usually the thoughts come while I …

Disney Dad

Disney World. I couldn’t believe it. I was being asked to speak to and work with other Children’s Pastors at a conference in Disney World. For someone like me, this felt like the epitome of a “perk” at work. As a child, I had wanted to go my entire life. I remember watching the TV …