Have I Lost My Ability to Believe?

Caleb, my son, is back in jail.After a three-month “run” on heroin, cocaine and other cocktails, he was picked up on a breach of the conditions of his release. No new charges; only the past with which...

For God’s Sake, What About Mercy?

To love an addict raises a lot of questions for a Christian. To love poses not only emotional and spiritual challenges but also requires, as my friend Allan Tysick says, ‘wrassling with the faith.’Ope...

The Soul Touching Power of Stuffies

“You can keep a stuffie at your house,” said our three year old granddaughter.I was touched because, as everyone knows, stuffies are no small thing.The Angel Bear stuffie (stuffed animal) must be on t...

How to Fizzle a Time of Wonder

The ship was holding a few hundred meters off the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.Yakutat Bay which spills out from the glacier is noteworthy for a number of reasons.The first non-native settlement on the s...

But I Need My Glasses

Four months ago my brother underwent surgery to remove the cataracts from his eyes. In a word, the ophthalmologist seems very happy with the results. Tests with the eye chart show marked improvement, ...

So how are we doing?

I am a big believer in the power of stories to form and transform lives. As leaders, if we are unaware of the power and detail of our own story we may be shocked when a mine hidden in our past explode...
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A Call to Witness (Stephen)

When the future is uncertain and the old ways no longer secure we seek heroes and salvation.  We are in need of heroes, those who will display courage and self-sacrifice for the greater good, heroes w...