Category: experiencing God

A Word from the Lord

It’s my last semester of seminary, so that means job hunting. Yuck. But I found a job description excited me. So I called the church and talked to the senior pastor. He went to seminary with friends of mine from college. His wife is… Continue Reading “A Word from the Lord”

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (praying through scripture) isn’t something I practice a lot. I first tried it last fall, as part of a book I read for my youth ministry class: Contemplative Youth Ministry (highly recommended, by the way.) I taught last week and will teach… Continue Reading “Lectio Divina”

Go Out in Joy

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that… Continue Reading “Go Out in Joy”


Wednesday night on my way to church for my last praise team rehearsal, I accidentally took my usual route, forgetting that two weeks ago my usual exit was closed for construction. So instead of taking an alternate route I ended up having to drive… Continue Reading “Promise”

Tornadoes in Kearney

Tornadoes in My City Video of One of the Tornadoes (Storm chasers are crazy!) Video Footage of the Damage I’m alive. Maybe a little worse for the wear. Yes, train cars did get derailed and cars did land on top of one another. Here’s… Continue Reading “Tornadoes in Kearney”

Jacob’s Well

Photo courtesy of the Jacob’s Well website. I’ve been itching to visit Jacob’s Well church in Kansas City since I first heard about it a couple of years ago. It’s often linked with the “emerging church” movement, and according to this article the pastor… Continue Reading “Jacob’s Well”

Seeing God

This was a weird week for me for a number of reasons. I won’t get into it all, but I sit down tonight, writing this post to flush out the spiritual lesson that’s there. Somewhere. Today I buried another uncle. As I thought back… Continue Reading “Seeing God”


I know I haven’t been posting much of substance lately, but this video has more substance than I could write in a year. Enjoy. And bring Kleenex. HT: Shane

Redemption Has Stories to Tell

Me and the trees, losing our leavesFalling like blood on the groundI want to be evergreenEverything dies, I know last nightPart of me wasn’t aroundI want to be evergreenYeah, evergreen… Waiting, and listeningHoping and missing all of our time left aloneI’m the one cutting… Continue Reading “Redemption Has Stories to Tell”

A Small Glimpse

Tonight I got a small glimpse into my life if am able to go into full-time ministry. And it was good. Wednesday has been church night for me for as long as I can remember. AWANA, youth group, praise team rehearsals, you name it… Continue Reading “A Small Glimpse”