Helping Boys and Girls This Thanksgiving

Earlier this week I was eating my emotions. After spending much of the evening enjoying a local high school football game, I grabbed a frozen pizza and headed home to sit down and watch the last of the presidential debates. I had it on my DVR. It was late, and I knew two things: if I were to watch the debates […]

Are You Signed Up for GLS?

Let me be painfully blunt: our world is starving for substantive leaders—true leaders—who will step up and move us forward to a preferred future. Even the simplest glance toward Washington, D.C. tells us that this much is true. Our society is hungry for men and women who will not settle for the management of mediocrity, but are willing to lead. […]

Renewing Winter-Dead Branches

As the month of March begins to tease many of us in the North Dakota and Minnesota region with hints of spring, I cannot help but find my hunger for seasonal renewal getting stronger. With the days getting ever longer and the snow melting more and more each day, it is hard to not be distracted with anticipation for winter’s […]

With One Accord

Acts 2:42-47 is the quintessential passage in the Bible on community and fellowship within the church. Consider what it says: And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed […]

Demons of the Soil and the Soul

Just off the upper patio behind our house is a lower patio made up of hundreds upon hundreds of small bricks. On this patio is an old table with four chairs, plus a chimenea that has about seen its last days. And there are weeds. I’d like to say that there were weeds, but it’s not the nature of weeds […]