This excerpt comes from Chapter 9 in the book. I’ve mentioned the pressure we felt from others in regards to our financial situation. Frankly, that has always been one of my greatest tests. Not the finances, per se, but the interaction with people who think differently from me, challenge me, rub me the wrong way, […]
This excerpt comes from Chapter 8 in the book. In the mid 1990s, my parents purchased one of the first GPS devices made available to the public . . . for about $700. They still have the exact same one today! My wife and I eventually purchased one in Belgium for about €120 (approximately $140 […]
This excerpt comes from Chapter 6 in the book. There are Christmas mornings we remember so well from when we were kids. Presents packed tightly under the tree, stockings stuffed with little goodies, Christmas music playing throughout the house, and perhaps snowflakes falling from the sky. When it was time to open the gifts, if […]
This excerpt comes from Chapter 5 in the book. It was August when I arrived to the British Isles. I actually had the chance to visit the college a few months earlier in the spring of 2003. In an effort to consider how two colleges could partner together, Ken Steorts [President of Visible Music College] […]
This excerpt comes from Chapter 4 in the book. In life, there are certain things we feel we cannot live without. They are the essentials. You have yours; I have mine.
This excerpt comes from Chapter 2 in the book. Not only that, but remember that we will, at times, encounter God in ways quite different than we first thought possible. We, in the west, do not like mystery. We have easily despised experiential knowledge. Yet, again, the ancient story of Scripture gives a different account. […]
This excerpt comes from Chapter 1 in the book. I recently came across a short quote attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “A man knocking on the door of a brothel is looking for God.” Although my knuckles did not knock on brothel doors, I was looking, searching for something, or someone. And whenever I head toward […]
This excerpt comes from the book’s Introduction. I suppose transformation would never truly take place if we did not walk through change that challenges who we are in our brokenness, in our selfishness, in our sin-laden selves.