After the Road Bends

There was a discussion on Twitter recently regarding whether there is such thing as a fixed “core” identity, or whether identity is more fluid than that. It’s an interesting question, but I haven’t really thought it through, and it wasn’t my conversation. Still, I jumped in anyway, with a story: ‚Äč Recently I was onContinue reading “After the Road Bends”

Where Your Treasure Is

Once (a very long, seven-year “once”) I worked at a church as a Christian Education Director. My primary (but certainly not only) responsibility being to oversee the Youth Group, teaching them and providing them with educational and ideally also socially beneficial activities throughout the year. These events have mostly kind of blurred together in myContinue reading “Where Your Treasure Is”

Birthday Wishes

It was my birthday this week. You know how Facebook does this thing where, when your birthday approaches, they invite you to ask everybody for a donation to a charity of your choice? I did that once, for the nonprofit ministry of a friend of mine, but mostly I feel weird about it, because IContinue reading “Birthday Wishes”

The Pilgrimage Is Growing!

Every month I send out a Pilgrimage news-email. I don’t usually post those here. But I’m posting this one! What’s Going On? How You Can Help Sign up for one (or more) of these courses. Seriously. I am increasingly convinced by my own experience and also observation that it’s impossible in this life to becomeContinue reading “The Pilgrimage Is Growing!”

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?

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”

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