The Spiritual Discipline of Chaos pt. 2

I've thought a lot about successful spiritual  formation in the midst of of surviving parenthood. Last week I acknowledged the value of escaping to some far-off mountain to be with God, but immediately recoil at the very thought of fitting long periods of quiet into my often chaotic life. You can catch up on the first part of the post HERE. But, then I take a look at the life of Jesus. Would anyone dare describe his life by using words like tranquil, quiet, silent, or solitude? In the book of Mark, one of the first items on Jesus’ ministry agenda ...

By |March 16, 2017|Categories: blog, church, discipleship, Life, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Why People with Small Children Don’t Write Devotionals

The First Step… I admit my life can be a little crazy. It includes 3 young kids, coaching two soccer teams, my wife and I leading two separate groups, each having full time jobs, meetings, etc., etc. I console myself with the fact that this craziness will only last a season- although that season will continue for another 15 years! As my wife and I compare weekly schedules, I’ll look towards our 2 year old and joke, ‘Well, the good news is there will soon be one more kid's activities to add into the mix!" The Problem I’ve recently read two books ...

By |November 3, 2015|Categories: blog, church, discipleship, Life, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments
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