7 Tips for a 2019 Spiritual Reset

7 Tips for a 2019 Spiritual Reset

  It is the beginning of a new year, and I see more people on the machines at my gym and more people in the pews at church. I find great hope in every newcomer to the gym tentatively finding the locker room or the family back at church after some time away....
My 2018 Reading List – Books about being human

My 2018 Reading List – Books about being human

One of my resolutions in 2018 was to build the habit of reading more (ideally on real, paper books when possible). As 2019 begins, I’m looking back over last year’s progress. I finished 24 different books, plays, or long essays throughout the year. The range of...
The Terrifying Grace of Sleep

The Terrifying Grace of Sleep

  Do you have any idea how amazing sleep is? Every night when you close your eyes, this power beyond your control cleans your brain and body, heals you physically and emotionally, and makes you wiser and more creative. And, for much of it, it paralyzes you so it...
The Odds That You Exist

The Odds That You Exist

(5 min read) What do sea turtles, habitable planets, and you have in common? The chances that any exist at all are very small. Last summer, my family sat with awe as we watched baby turtles hatch and climb into the sea. Almost every year, my family rents a beach house...
Joy Sometimes Hurts Like Birth

Joy Sometimes Hurts Like Birth

We hear a lot of about joy around the Christmas season, but are we buying a cheap version of it? It is hard to miss the word “joy” this time of year. Joy shows up in songs on the radio, on yard decorations and wrapping paper galore. It’s in Hallmark made-for-TV movies...