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Focusing on What’s Important

You’re most alive when you’re focused on life-giving stuff. That’s what Jesus meant when he said, “Blessed are the pure in heart.” Check out the video below to hear more: You can follow me on Facebook. And check out my latest book A Resurrection Shaped Life here. Stay...
A Lesson from My Dog

A Lesson from My Dog

Thunderstorms undo our dog Gracie. Her acute hearing detects them long before our ears get the first clue. She’s like our canary in the coal mine. When she starts shaking, we look for clouds on the horizon and check the Weather Channel app. In the predawn gloom of a...
What Happens When You Die?

What Happens When You Die?

Sometimes I feel my mother’s presence. Trudy died in 1995. So I’ll understand if you write this off to nostalgia or attribute it to my imagination or explain it as the byproduct of a memory triggered by some melancholic tune on my playlist. My thoughts, however, run...
What Keeps You Going?

What Keeps You Going?

When we returned to the room, Meredith was sitting up in bed. Puffy—her lovingly battered stuffed rabbit—was tucked under one arm. She was sipping apple juice from a straw. A Barney video was playing on the TV. And every nurse on duty in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU...
What Makes You Who You Are?

What Makes You Who You Are?

Gracie was around ten weeks old when we adopted her. We had gone looking for an older dog, not a puppy. An abandoned or discarded former pet less likely to be welcomed into someone else’s home. But that’s not how things worked out. Gracie did not jostle with the rest...