What If God Were Actually There?

Every time I teach SITS, or promote it, for that matter, I talk about “what if God were there, even in the dark times”? Well. What if He were? Does that make the fact that you lived through those times better? Or worse? If He were there, and you still went through it, that must mean He didn’t do anything about it, right? Why would you want to find that out? What’s more, how could you continue to trust Him if you learned that He was?

Rules for People Who Don’t Like Being Boxed In (or Who Feel Like They Already Are)

Back in 2018 (I keep wanting to say “last year,” but that is no longer correct…), a lot of fairly momentous things happened. In hindsight (which is, as they say, 2020–that’s a pun, guys), Paul and I were being prepped for each of these events for a long time, but in not-hindsight, all of themContinue reading “Rules for People Who Don’t Like Being Boxed In (or Who Feel Like They Already Are)”

Life in the Vine

How do you cultivate a fruitful life? Probably not with New Year’s resolutions… Who doesn’t long to stop feeling overrun by the demands of schedules, jobs, relationships, wallets? Was the easy yoke and light burden Jesus promised when we come to Him just a PR pitch? Is a joyfully managed life actually possible through connectionContinue reading “Life in the Vine”

Now That I Have Your Attention…

…as if wanting you to buy and (gasp) even read my book weren’t enough, I would also like to alert you to this other way I have of telling stories. Actually, I don’t even tell them. I help you to. On Thursday, 8 August, I will be starting the fourth iteration of the personal developmentContinue reading “Now That I Have Your Attention…”

The Next Step

Stepping Into the Story will be heading into its fourth season this fall. I know, August feels like a long way away. (Especially with the weather we’re having in New England right now.) But it isn’t. If you think you want to do this, sign up quickly. There’s a chance there will be a local,Continue reading “The Next Step”

The Like of God

I was loved as a child. I know I was fortunate in this, and I think I even knew it then. I was loved by my family, I mean, which I suspect is the main thing, in childhood. I had a little more trouble at school, though, and somewhere along the way I picked upContinue reading “The Like of God”

Map It

When I first posted about Stepping into the Story, there was quite a bit of interest. Then I sent out a questionnaire to each of those people, as follows: Pre-Life Map Questionnaire (click it even though it’s not highlighted, and you’ll download the Word doc.) Suddenly there was a lot of alarm. I did mentionContinue reading “Map It”