on faith and fellowship · on learning and leading · on life at home

look for the helpers

For the last two years, September 11 has brought something alongside the moments of remembrance and reflection — namely, weather alerts and storm preparations.  This year, as Hurricane Florence looms off the coast, dancing back and forth with an auspiciously disconcerting presence, it’s been quite easy to become consumed by weather maps and hurricane models.… Continue reading look for the helpers

on learning and leading · on life at home

on leaving middle school: dream like a kid

Last night, I had the opportunity to speak to the eighth grade class at my former school during their middle school completion ceremony. It was a wonderful night of celebrating this important transition in their lives. Here is some of what I told them: I need you to trust me for just a minute. Close… Continue reading on leaving middle school: dream like a kid

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water-walking: a sabbatical journey, part 3

“And He said, ‘Come!’ and Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” – Matthew 14:29 Water-walking has never been my strongest skill set. I want to be the kind of person who wants to take courageous risks to push the boundaries and move forward, but buried deep… Continue reading water-walking: a sabbatical journey, part 3