Caloused

You can tell any guitarist who regularly plays their instrument by looking at their fingertips. Practiced guitarists have fingers that are characterized by thick, toughened skin known as callouses. New guitar students typically experience sharp, piercing pain in their...

Divided? Undivided?

This weekend my wife Terese and I got to spend time with Dan and Tami, two new friends from our church. As we rode together in the car, Dan told me about a church they sometimes attended in their ‘other’ home state when they’re not in Florida. He said that tensions...

Four months

As I write this, I’m sitting at a boarding gate in Orlando International Airport. I’m getting ready to fly to Minneapolis to meet my wife so we can drive together in her car to our new home in Florida. The past four months have been a time of transition here in...

Through Grief

A few days ago our nation witnessed the horrific, senseless murder of nearly 60 people, with hundreds more injured and hospitalized. One of my colleagues told me that a friend of his still hadn’t heard from his wife since the massacre. It’s incomprehensible and...