Let me explain about L'Abri. Not, I mean to say, about L'Abri the place, nor about Francis Schaeffer's obsession with knickers, nor Edith Schaeffer's tireless (I'm tired just thinking about it) hospitality—but about how the idea of L'Abri has fired up my imagination and intersected with my life in interesting ways. Growing up in an... Continue Reading →
On Raising Support
Once again we find ourselves raising support, a process designed to terrify the most hardy souls. But it's good, it really is, it's so good! What follows is nothing new if you've read my book, but it's a great reminder for me. (I find I need to preach the truth to myself time to time,... Continue Reading →
Life is Vapor, Week 6
We're halfway there! So far we have talked about the meaning of life (meaningless, meaningless-- or is it?), seeing eternally, wholeheartedness, walking with purpose, compassion, and generosity. Next on the docket, Hold Loosely. (Feel free to sing the 38 Special version if you grew up rollerskating to it.) Last night we peered into chapter 5... Continue Reading →
Let the regifting begin!
So our daughter has been saving her pennies for Christmas gifts -- a $2 rubber band ball for her brother (spot-on for the little inventor), a ballcap, perhaps, for dear old dad. She is too cute, so excited to give her hard-earned allowance for the thrill of making someone smile. Nicholas Cage and Bridget Fonda... Continue Reading →