Two Words that Launch Journeys, Books and (possibly even) Boats

They might just be amongst the two most powerful words in the world. You’ve probably heard them today; you might even have said them this week. They are slightly over-used and often said hastily, without too much thought. Yet, these words unlock a beautiful God-given gift. Two simple words: Continue reading

The Lyrics that have been Stuck in my Head for Two Decades…

compass on mapHave you ever had the lyrics of a song stuck in your head? Okay, but have you ever had them stuck there for two decades?

There’s a line from a song that I first heard about 20 years ago, that has just never left me. The song is Michael W. Smith’s “Place in this World”, and the line is deceptively simple:

…But this becoming is harder than it seems.

I wonder why these eight words have resonated with me through the seasons of my life – studying, marriage, career, parenthood and beyond. Continue reading