Episode 24 – Thomas Jay Oord

Talked to Thomas Jay Oord (call me Tom) this morning about his book “God Can’t.”  Listen in as we discuss God’s love and his nature.  The subtitle of the book is “How to Believe in God after tragedy, abuse and other evils”. I think you will like this one… Find Tom here:  http://thomasjayoord.com/ Message me…

The Universe

I paused a few days ago to contemplate the universe.  I know, I know and I hear you saying, “that is either going to irritate your tummy or make your head hurt.”  It’s certainly no small endeavor, but like all things I tend to gather in some information — whatever I can endure at the…

My New Book – Apparent Faith

Several years ago I began to question whether I could be certain any longer about some of the things I was sure of.  By reflecting on being a father, I was able to re-evaluate Father God and what I believed.  It resulted in a more loving, less retributive view of God and, honestly, just a…

In You – The Kingdom of God

Men cannot say, “Look, here it is,” or “there it is,” for the kingdom of God is inside you           Luke 17:21 (PHILLIPS) We like to grow our own sprouts.  Sprouts are know to be anti-inflamatory, anti-aging and possibly, anti-cancer.  They are relatively easy to grow in a mason jar in…

Darkness and Shadow

I grew up in a large family where it was never quiet. Nothing was ever totally still and there was never complete darkness. There always seemed to be a light on somewhere and, when I was young, I could fall asleep anywhere except in the dark. My children, too, could never sleep in total darkness….

The Map is Not the Treasure

My new boss got me interested in the television show, The Curse of Oak Island.  It is a “reality” show that combines myth, legend, some history and quite a bit of mystery.  It centers around finding a treasure that seems to always be just out of the reach of the treasure seekers.  Like most reality…

The Little Things

I just got in from taking the dog out.  Honestly, it seems like we play a lot of games with things like this.  I try to do my fair share with the little things around the house, but to be honest, Laura always comes out to be the champ in that area.  Over time, little…

Invincible Preciousness

Occasionally, when I am walking, I see something that catches my attention.  There are not any specific things that I look for—it’s usually just something out of the ordinary than causes me to want to investigate further.  If I am walking, I make mental note of it and circle back to it later to discover…

Time

““I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World For most of my adult life, I have aspired to be a good time manager.  I am…

Unknowing

“Paradoxically, the challenges of our day-to-day existence are substantial reminders that our life of faith simply must have its center somewhere other than in our ability to hold it together in our minds.”[1]  Peter Enns Today, I find myself in an interesting place.  For the first time in 25 years, I find myself transitioning between…