Why you’re not afraid of an unknown future //

I went for a beautiful walk around Pasadena yesterday evening, and as I looked around at families, couples, homes and front yards, my mind wandered to the future. Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) where upon waking up, you already have a sense of worry or dread? You're not alone. I've [...]

The “B” Word.

"I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence. In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught. I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off. I [...]

Are We Out of the Woods?

"Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet? Good." -T. Swift Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. This one simple word made me a target in the woods and wilderness of my life. Why? How? [...]

Radical//Reckless//Rugged//Relentless Love.

“I realized we had created a Jesus who's safe for the whole family. But if we were honest, we'd ask, how is a homeless dude who was murdered on a cross for saying he was God safe for the whole family? Not to mention that Paul told us if we choose to follow his example [...]

Who’s Finger Prints Are On Your Blueprint?

  Have you ever looked at a blueprint closely? Filled with details, plans, and so many intricate things to get just right. Whoever creates the initial blueprint probably feels success, joy, and a feeling of accomplishment. Looking at the work, much like God, and thinking "It is good." However, after drawing up these plans and [...]