The Slow Work of God

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin Patient Trust Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the […]

Day #1 of Grad School – Chaos in Overdrive!

So far, grad school is like this: hjlbev;ksjbn;wsjk W:djvbXJAD BV:”OXWBL;DLWB V:UHev None of it makes sense. Words are spoken that have no meaning. Reading material just seems like ineligible hieroglyphics of nonsense. It’s chaos, it’s disruptive, but it’s transformative. It’s been one day and I’m already begging for more. Call me an educational masochist or call me crazy, […]

To My Married Friends

Dear Married Friends, Thank you. I know this might not be what you were expecting. Maybe the single people in your life have other things to say about you, or your marriage, or the fact that you’ve found the elusive “one”, but I want to simply give you thanks. You see… I’m grateful for you. […]

Being a “Runner”.

“Don’t give up!” This was my mantra as I ran through the streets of Anaheim…13.1 miles. I am not a “runner”. I don’t have a runner’s body and I have often thought of runners as a breed of crazy, super-humans, pushing their bodies to levels of insanity, yet six months ago I joined the crazy club […]

Changing Perspectives About “Ministry”

Before I left my church in May, my friend and former college roommate, Kelly and I would spend countless hours dreaming about what our lives would look like if we just up-and-quit our Youth Ministry jobs and worked for Trader Joe’s or Starbucks (respectively). The joke’s on me because a mere matter of weeks after […]