I actually watched the Grammy’s this year. Although, it took me a couple of evenings via DVR, because rare are television broadcasts that inspire me to alter my schedule. I wanted to see Adele perform. I also wanted to see her win and hear what she had to say. I really like her…
*Side note: One [...]
Recently we were asked by The Fellows Initiative, a group of people committed to fostering and encouraging locally run Fellows Programs, to describe our program. Specifically: What makes your local Fellows program distinctive?
One purpose in so doing is to help the directors of various programs more effectively counsel program applicants on which local Fellows program [...]
“Ask anything in my name, and I will do it.” – Jesus
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…” – Paul
Do you believe these statements?
Don’t answer that question out of fear or duty, but be honest with yourself…no one can hear your thoughts. Are there times when you [...]
Late June, icy snow covering everything as far as the eye can see – everything except the tops of the Cascade range. 70 lbs. of gear in canvass sacks grinding into their backs, they seek refuge for the night. Shelter is only several miles off, but those miles are hard. No trails. No GPS coordinates. [...]
Back in spring of 2008, I spent a weekend in Nashville, my hometown, and got coffee with my best friend. I’ve heard that people are supposed to outgrow having a “best friend,” but after going to school together from Kindergarten through our bachelor degrees, I’ve given up on trying to find another label for Hunter. [...]
My sister is a sophomore at Samford, and I spent this past weekend visiting her there. Saturday night we saw The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon as a man who encounters people he is never supposed to meet: the adjusters. These “people” are actually another species altogether, akin to angels in some ways, whose sole duty [...]
Something happened Monday morning that has gripped my heart ever since. The moment was so incredibly profound. I had risen from sleep particularly early that morning…in fact, I had gone to sleep particularly early the previous night in anticipation of this very moment. I threw on some sweats, stretched, and opened God’s Word to the [...]
Who has purposed this
against Tyre, the bestower of crowns,
whose merchants were princes,
whose traders were the honored of the earth?
The LORD of hosts has purposed it,
to defile the pompous pride of all glory,
to dishonor all the honored of the earth.
“Who has purposed this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of [...]
The other day, I was reminiscing with a good friend of mine* about the joys, hardships, and hilarity of counseling young kids at summer camp. He and I worked at two different camps, both for a number of years, but many camp experiences are universal. One such experience is relatively unpleasant, but I think an [...]