I hope you enjoy this free chapter of my book Thin Place.. Rest assured, there’s no sign-up list, no enter-your-email to get this. Download and share as much as you like. I just want you to have it in hopes that it’ll inspire you to read the rest of the Thin Place. Enjoy, my friends! Like … More Desmond the Mighty – A free chapter from Thin Place
Few things make us feel as productive as de-junkifying. That moment right after we throw away, donate, or repurpose the clutter, our souls do a little happy dance. Now that the summer’s over and we’ve all gotten into the school/boots/pumpkin spice latte rhythm of the Fall, it’s a great time to do some tidying up. … More 5 Things to Clean Out This Fall and How to Tackle Them
How many times have you seen someone who could use a little help? The question isn’t “Have you ever…” but “How many times have you…” Because it’s a lot. Your first impulse is to stop and help, but then reality kicks in and you realize that helping would mean stopping. And you can’t stop. Not … More Need to Kill Some Busy? Look in the Margins.
It sounds nuts, I know, but please hear me out. … More An Open Letter to Pornographers
Dear High School students, What’s the point of all these ridiculous assignments your teachers keep piling on? THIS. I’ve had many years worth of conversations with students–as a teacher and as a youth minister–about their schoolwork; usually about how hard it is. And that’s fine. We all take tough courses. Lord knows I took my … More WHEN am I EVER going to use this?
So someone suggested that you should have a bible study. Someone suggests Revelation. Heads start nodding and suddenly visions of dragons start dancing in your head. Now what? There has been more ink spilled writing about Revelation that pretty much all other books combined. But it’s not as overwhelming as you may think once you keep … More Bible Study on Revelation? Here are 12 Essentials to Remember
Ever stumbled upon a Jesus echo in a very unexpected, even unlikely place? Me too. And I love when it happens. For those unfamiliar with the basic premise, Kitchen Nightmares is a show in which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay saves a dying restaurant. He lends his restauranteur and cuisine expertise to right a ship gone horribly wrong, and … More Why Kitchen Nightmares is the most Redemptive Show on T.V.
So you’ve made through the first week of college and you’re still alive. Now what? You found all your classes. You’ve sort of settled into a routine. Based on a decade of personal university experience (two Bachelors and a Masters), here are some First & Second Semester Hacks guaranteed to keep the good going. Learn … More 15 College Hacks for Your First Semester or Two
So your parents have moved you into the dorm, hugged you goodbye, sobbed, and left. Now what? … More 14 College Hacks for Your First Week