The Little Things

It’s 12:40 on Thursday morning, and I’m sitting in ER room 13. It’s as dark in here as I’ve ever seen an ER room, and that’s good, because my son Zach doesn’t like any light when he’s sleeping. To avoid embarrassing any of the principals in this story, I’m not telling you why he’s here. … More The Little Things

A Joyous Retreat

Just about to go to the closing ceremonies for our first week of Joni and Friends Family Retreat.  It was a beautiful week.  Praise.  Laughter.  Joy.  The Church being the Church.  I look forward to this all year.  Being with these great families lifts my spirits, and reminds me how awesome God is.  

Play a New Game

Since I was a kid I’ve enjoyed playing the “Celebrity Look-Alike” game, and the stranger or more obscure the better. You know the drill: “You know who that guy looks like? Michael Stipe with a curly wig!” In the last two weeks, I’ve found myself noticing not would-be celebrities, though, but people who look like … More Play a New Game

Salem means Peace

“I wish I had met my big sister.” I was standing in the cemetery behind Salem Church in Lena, with my 12-year old son, Joshua.  Salem Church is where I was serving as pastor 13 years ago yesterday, when my wife Christy gave birth to our first child.  Caitlyn Marie Woosley was stillborn, in the … More Salem means Peace