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No Worries

A few years ago I was watching a Godwit wade through the surf happily feasting on aquatic worms as the sun rose on Amelia Island. As I watched the silhouette of the bird, I was reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 6:25-27…

No Worries

A few years ago I was watching a Godwit wade through the surf happily feasting on aquatic worms as the sun rose on Amelia Island. As I watched the silhouette of the bird, I was reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 6:25-27…

What Brings You Joy?

I have always loved the outdoors…nature in particular. As a kid growing up in a really small town in Central NY, I spent many hours during the summer climbing trees, making forts, pretending that I was Daniel Boone, or Grizzly Adams. Well, I did have a beard at a young age.

What Brings You Joy?

I have always loved the outdoors…nature in particular. As a kid growing up in a really small town in Central NY, I spent many hours during the summer climbing trees, making forts, pretending that I was Daniel Boone, or Grizzly Adams. Well, I did have a beard at a young age.

Silent Solitude – Part 3

There’s another chapter to the story I told in Silent Solitude – Part 1 and Silent Solitude – Part 2. After hosting a few A High Mountain retreats (if you recall, personal retreats with a small company of men) at our home in Montana, I began wondering a few things. What aspects could I bring back home to Michigan, to make them more accessible to men interested in pursuing solitude? Should I be offering more to equip men to practice solitude disciplines in their daily lives? And having learned that solitude and community are inseparable and complimentary spiritual disciplines, what could I offer to give men a taste of this – to experience this for themselves?

Silent Solitude – Part 3

There’s another chapter to the story I told in Silent Solitude – Part 1 and Silent Solitude – Part 2. After hosting a few A High Mountain retreats (if you recall, personal retreats with a small company of men) at our home in Montana, I began wondering a few things. What aspects could I bring back home to Michigan, to make them more accessible to men interested in pursuing solitude? Should I be offering more to equip men to practice solitude disciplines in their daily lives? And having learned that solitude and community are inseparable and complimentary spiritual disciplines, what could I offer to give men a taste of this – to experience this for themselves?

Silent Solitude – Part 2

As I described in Silent Solitude – Part 1, in 2005 I began an unanticipated journey into the practices of what I would now call solitude and silence. The first part of that journey was personal, formative. Then something else happened along the way.

I began to feel a pull towards sharing my experiences of solitude and silence.

Silent Solitude – Part 2

As I described in Silent Solitude – Part 1, in 2005 I began an unanticipated journey into the practices of what I would now call solitude and silence. The first part of that journey was personal, formative. Then something else happened along the way.

I began to feel a pull towards sharing my experiences of solitude and silence.

Silent Solitude – Part 1

About thirteen years ago, I began an unanticipated journey into the practices of what I would now call solitude and silence. It has been a long and winding journey, and it continues. Our journeys become a part of our stories, and thus my story includes significant chapters on solitude and silence. By sharing a bit from those chapters of my life, I hope something will stir in you; perhaps something that God is inviting you to explore.

Silent Solitude – Part 1

About thirteen years ago, I began an unanticipated journey into the practices of what I would now call solitude and silence. It has been a long and winding journey, and it continues. Our journeys become a part of our stories, and thus my story includes significant chapters on solitude and silence. By sharing a bit from those chapters of my life, I hope something will stir in you; perhaps something that God is inviting you to explore.