For When You Are Stuck

“There is no way out of the inner life. So one had better get into it.” Parker Palmer “The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it” Henri Nouwen “Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up.” The … [Read more]

Real Guilt Doesn’t Feel Like Guilt

“Don’t you realize that it is God’s kindness that is trying to lead you to him and change the way you think and act?” Romans 2:4 “Those who look to him are radiant. There faces are never covered in shame.” Psalm 34:5 Did this happen to you as a … [Read more]

Parenting As One Thing

“A parent’s unconscious is a child’s first reality.” Louis Cozolino “Love covers over a multitude of sins.”  1 Peter 4:8 Brandt had been crying for over an hour. I mean this guy was straight singing the blues wailing. And there was simply no … [Read more]

Why You Must Trust Your Emotions

“Emotions are the language of the soul.  They are the cry that gives the heart a voice.”  Dan Allender, Tremper Longman “I’ve never met an irrational emotion. Once you know the whole story, they always make sense.” Sue Johnson “Things are not … [Read more]

Give A Man His Swagger

“Don’t muzzle your ox as he treads the grain press.” Deuteronomy 25:4 “I did it!” Brandt Yesterday morning during the middle of my first sip of coffee, our two year old son Brandt ran into the room. “I wanna go pee pee on the potty and get … [Read more]

Christmas Is About The Stuff

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” John 1:14 “God looked over everything he had made; it was so good, so very good!” Genesis 1:31 “Everything is already yours as a gift.”  1 Corinthians 3:21 The hot cinnamon tea … [Read more]