Journal

Category: Contemplative Life

Remembering Virginia Watson

Remembering Virginia Watson

In February of 2018, we held a retreat at Corhaven in which Virginia Watson, a then-94 year old woman sat with us for a day and shared some of her wisdom, gained through a lifetime of walking closely with Jesus.  On May 24, 2019, she joined Jesus in Heaven. For the...

How established are our roots?

The other week, I assisted my wife and some other adults in advising a group of sr. high aged kids from around the country, in a week of service and volunteering.  This “Work Camp” was held in Concord and Charlotte, NC at a therapeutic horse farm...

Dad and backseat theologians

The other day, I was driving home with my boys after a rained-out Little League practice. Lightning flickered behind receding clouds, a headache lingered from a long day at the office, and my 8-year old, Owen, predictably asked if they could play outside when we got...

Wrestling with God

Can you imagine going to a party and meeting someone for the first time, and telling them about the thing you are most ashamed about?  Your brokenness, your sin?  Would you immediately tell them about the thing that you most desire in the world or for your life?  At...