the following is the final message given to a gathering of university students in berkeley, california in a semester-long study of Jesus’ response to the question: what’s the most important commandment? (mark 12:28-31) so to wrap up our series on love, i want to shift our focus from our love of God, love of others, and love […]Read More how to speak of God’s love?
for those who were there, for those who weren’t, these are the words i gave for my dear sister hayley dawn today. they are my final gift to her. i hope you enjoy them. here’s the audio version: if you have any special memories of hayley you’d like to share here, i would love to […]Read More for hayley: keeping my promise
i wrote these words for my dear sister hayley dawn in august. rather than share them with her right away, i thought i would wait for the appropriate time. that time came unexpectedly this past week, at her bedside, with much tears. hayley dawn, i love you with all my heart, and i know you […]Read More He’s sorry [re-post]
i’m not one who enjoys road trips. the long driving. i never have. but i do enjoy a short two-hour drive up and down i-5 every so often. the monotony of the straight freeway lanes, with curves just subtle enough to remind you you’re driving, provide a welcome break from the busyness of life. and […]Read More imputed righteousness: how He could look on us with love
someday you’re not likely to read this any time soon, but my heart is heavy this morning with words i feel He wants you to know. so, my hope, as i put these thoughts to words, is that you may someday read them. and on that day, the day He has already ordained, i hope […]Read More He’s sorry