None of these things are material. None of these have a financial price tag. Yet all of them will cost you one thing, risk. To open one’s heart to love and to jump out into an ocean of uncertainty where possibility can become reality.
“Mind if I join you?”, I asked, as I spotted a fellow “BootCamper” (read about the Evangelism BootCamp I’m doing HERE) “Go ahead”, he said in his strong British accent. As we began to jog I found myself quickly realizing that I may be in way over my head! “I’m training for a 6 minute … Continue reading Better Together- Why I Need You to Be All That I Can Be (And Why You Need Others Too).
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
Have you ever thrown something and wished you hadn't? Have you ever had something thrown at you and wish it hadn't been? I'll never forget my friend Dan throwing a frozen cup of ice at me in retaliation for me putting it down his back. It was all fun and games until that ice left … Continue reading The Arrow Has Left The Bow- When You Pass the Point of No Return.
What's an Australian white man from Melbourne doing writing about riots in America for? Who does he think he is, and why does he think he can have a voice in the complex cocktail of chaos? I asked myself the same questions as I thought of writing this blog. My answer? Because I care, because … Continue reading Racism, Riots, and Religion: Why a Real Revolution in America will Only Come Through Revival.
Dear Post Covid-19 me, There are a few things I want you to know. There are a few things I want you to remember. Yes, there are a few things I don't ever want you to forget. Firstly, people matter way more than products, positions, properties and pride. When COVID-19 hit, the social implications of … Continue reading Dear Post COVID-19 Me, There are a Few Things You Need to Remember for Your New Normal.
Hi kids, Today, and many days in America, my heart is heavy because of the racism I see across this country. Since we moved here nearly three years ago, it has stunned me how segregated and divided this country can be. This past week I've read of black lives taken by white police officers in … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 22- Racism
Hi kids, This past weekend we had a block party with some of our best friends, our neighbors. Today I want to talk to you about neighbors. Why would you need wisdom on neighboring? Because firstly it isn't common or even natural for many in the "Western world" to know or love their neighbors. Secondly, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 21- Neighbors
Hi kids, Today I want to talk to you about each other. That's right, today I want to talk to you about siblings. Sean, you're already such a great big brother, and Abi you are the greatest little sister- always so excited to see Sean. Siblings is a challenging topic to write on. Like many, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 20- Siblings
Hi kids, What's more dangerous? Hiking, or medical work in a war-torn country (in 2016, I think of Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria). You'd probably answer medical work in a war-torn country. Apparently, hiking is just as dangerous. Yesterday I found out that a friend of mine was hiking in Colorado, tripped and hit his head … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 19- Risk and Death.