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The View From Here · 2M ago

Transition

Today I realized something for the first time. Roughly nine months after abortion-on-demand became the law in America, in the autumn of 1973, I was born for the second time. During those mon...
The View From Here · 3M ago

Christmas Presence

Hey, friends! Guess what? Christmas is only FIVE DAYS AWAY!   Maybe you’re one of those museum-worthy souls whose ducks are not only all in a row, they’re wearing Santa hats and singing “Ang...
The View From Here · 4M ago

When we don’t recognize the answers to our prayers

To state the obvious, there’s a lot of pain, confusion, fear, and disappointment in the aftermath of the election. We’re all processing what happened and trying to predict what it might mean...
The View From Here · 4M ago

The Anatomy of an Ann Voskamp Book Signing (because this is what you need on election day)

Best-selling and much beloved author, Ann Voskamp, just completed a ten-day, seven-city book tour, during which she appeared at ten different bookstores to sign copies of her new book, The B...
The View From Here · 5M ago

The Broken Way

I know a teacher probably shouldn’t have favorites. But the eager light in his eyes. That disarming smile. His quick mind and the way he asked the best questions. His presence in the classro...
The View From Here · 6M ago

This Many

Yesterday I used the “I’m this many” photo above to announce my fifty-ninth birthday on social media. The responses were fun, enthusiastic, and appreciated. But there’s no getting past a sim...
The View From Here · 9M ago

Aroma of Peace

Today is World Refugee Day — the perfect opportunity to share about a beautiful project I’ve been involved in for a while. This powerful video was created by Joshua Smith of Visual Peace Med...
The View From Here · 9M ago

Kocho, Part II

One of my all-time favorite stories is the account of Joseph’s life, beginning in Genesis 37 when he was seventeen years old, and ending with his death in Genesis 50. The subtitles alone giv...
The View From Here · 10M ago

When God Answers With A Song

I can’t think of a better way to share this story with you than to simply copy and paste this conversation as it unfolded. The first email arrived on January 11. The sender’s name was unfami...
The View From Here · 11M ago

Open Letter to Jordan Spieth: An Update and an Invitation!

Can I just say, you people blew me away? Never did I suspect my crazy idea would capture the imaginations of thousands of good-hearted people who’d go the extra mile to bring it to Jordan’s ...