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Connecting to Impact · 3d ago

Lessons (or Anti-Lessons) from Reality TV

There are days when I shoot for deeper, more profound topics. With “reality TV” in the title, you can probably guess today is not one of them. Obviously, reality television is a broad spect...
Connecting to Impact · 1W ago

Loving Schedules or Loving People?

I seem to be stuck on the idea of time this week, but I like schedules. I like knowing where I’m supposed to be and when I’m supposed to be there. Living with and trying to meet the needs o...
Connecting to Impact · 1W ago

The Changing Value of Time

Why is it that when you’re younger and have more time to do things properly you rush through it and when you’re older and have such limited time you usually make the effort to do it right? ...
Connecting to Impact · 2W ago

The Height of Extravagance

I’ve been centered on the Jesus’ parable of the prodigal (Luke 15:11-32) for a little while now. I even mentioned it in my last post, but even though we normally center this story on the you...
Connecting to Impact · 2W ago

What I Find (Layer after Layer)

I found myself this week feeling a twinge of jealousy. I promise I’m not trying to downplay it. It was just a thought that occurred to me about a friend I have who was radically saved and se...
Connecting to Impact · 3W ago

The Little Engine that Couldn’t

Those who know me know that I should not be making any analogies based on cars or how they operate, but this is basic enough that even I can boldly make this assertion. In my vast research ...
Connecting to Impact · 3W ago

Adjusting to the Rhythms of Grace

My life has gotten more and more busy. Wonderful things happening, within and without (so to speak), but busy. Worship pastoring, teaching a college course I’ve never taught before, having ...
Connecting to Impact · 4W ago

God and the Trash Man

Years ago, I was having a little issue with the garbage company. Well, more like they were having an issue with me. There was a street that essentially ended at our driveway, and the garbage...
Connecting to Impact · 1M ago

To the End of the Lie

But the king will find his joy in the True God;     all who make pledges and invoke His name will celebrate,     while the mindless prattle of cheaters and deceivers will be silenced. –Psalm...
Connecting to Impact · 1M ago

So Overwhelming

I am consistently amazed at the power of music and worship to reorient and refocus. As I’m on a journey of discovering His delight this year, this song has become one of my unofficial theme ...