New Engine, New Tires & Luke – Faith in the face of debt

The following is a portion of a blogpost that I wrote that appears on the COMPASS blog. Please enjoy this sample, and then read the whole post over at COMPASS.  Student loans? Broken down cars? How am I ever going to pay this off? Those are some pretty normal reactions to debt, and ones we have heard a little bit about this past month on … Continue reading New Engine, New Tires & Luke – Faith in the face of debt

11 Leadership Lessons from Moving

My wife Allison and I just moved across country, as we begin new roles for this year as Allison will serve a pastoral internship and I will serve as a congregation’s mission developer. This partly explains why the blog has been a bit quieter than usual lately as we have moved and been settling into our new roles. Today I am thinking about our move, … Continue reading 11 Leadership Lessons from Moving

Meaningful Gifts- Stories Remembered While Packing

Last week I shared another reflection on the COMPASS blog as part of its “Christmas in July” series, focused on sharing reflections and ideas about gifts and giving. The following is an excerpt of that post, and I hope you will want to check out the whole reflection here.  I currently find myself in the midst of more boxes than anything else. My wife Allison … Continue reading Meaningful Gifts- Stories Remembered While Packing

Challenges of Love

The following is a message I shared during the Matins service at Woodlake Lutheran Church on Wednesday August 8th. The texts that we read from were: Song of Solomon 2:10-13, 8:6-7, and 1 John 4:7-21.  Challenges of Love Five years… for some of you that might seem like a sprinkle of sand in the hour glass. But for me at least, that’s still a good … Continue reading Challenges of Love