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Ever Wanted to Read the Divine Comedy?

This isn't for everyone, I'll admit that at the outset. For years, I've wanted to read The Divine Comedy by Dante. It is one of the classics of Christian literature, a poem about Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, told in one hundred short cantos (short poetic chapters). Come with Dante as he descends into hell and…




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Wherever He Asks...

It isn't easy to know how much travel to do these days negotiating around COVID. Being vaccinated, I'm not worried about myself, but I don't want to be the cause of others spreading it around. But I do have some travel taking shape this fall as long as it seems prudent to do so.... Read More

A Gifted Woman In Tragic Circumstances

I've introduced you to Jenny Rowbury before*. Though I've never met her in person, our hearts have been connected through her parents and her poetry. Jenny is an incredible woman.  A vivacious and creative person, Jenny was struck down with a rare disease that has left her bed-ridden and in constant pain for over... Read More

Can You Help Us Save a School in Kenya?

Since we completed our major project in West Pokot over a year ago, those tribes continue to find their way forward with the resources we gave them. It is such an amazing story of redemption and hard work on their side and generosity on the part of so many of you. We raised over a... Read More

Where Love Can't Be Savored

Living in the freedom of God’s love will make you a better lover of people, but that doesn’t mean everyone will be able to recognize that love. Instead, some will accuse you of not loving them because you don't cater to their destructive whims. God knows this well as he lived it himself. Jesus... Read More

Finding the Fulfilling Path

Tomorrow morning, I fly out for a weekend in Wichita and Kansas City to spend time with people in various stages of their journeys. It has been a long time since I've had this kind of weekend, and even though we're in the midst of a fresh surge in COVID, we're going to be... Read More

Start with What Is

Yes, that's me above still on vacation, now with just our three grandkids.  They do keep us hopping and playing, which is good for the soul. Every time I get the chance to ski, I dread jumping into the cold water, wondering if I still have what it takes to get up on the... Read More

Navigating Toxic Relationships

Have you ever been in an exchange with an angry friend or relative who kept twisting everything you said until you begin to wonder if you are out of your mind? And I don't mean over a conversation or two, but over years berating you with angry accusations that don't make any sense or... Read More

He is Always There

I sat with a man recently who has walked with God for over fifty years. I’ve seen him go through amazing adventures with God, help countless others find faith in the storms of life, and stay true to him in times of great suffering. But a medical emergency threatened all of that. He looked... Read More

The Rising Tide...

For the past six months, a dozen of us from around the world have met on Zoom every couple of weeks to seek to listen to God's heart about the turmoil in the world and to agree with him in prayer for what he wants to do in the world. This bi-weekly touchstone has... Read More

Raphael Returns

I can't wait to share this part of the story with you. If you haven't yet listened to the My Friend Luis podcast, now might be a good time to get started. When we finished those twelve episodes, Luis and I thought we had told an amazing story of redemption and God's intervention in... Read More

The Shepherd Is at Work

Yes, Sara and I are reading my new devotional book together, and though it feels a bit weird, we are enjoying how God is freshening in our hearts those realities he's been inviting us to embrace for over twenty-five years.  This is from June 26, a reminder that following him is the only way... Read More

It’s Time to Take Wing, Again!

I doubt few people enjoyed the COVID stay-at-home orders more than I did. After twenty-five years of constant travel, it was a joy to be home with Sara for such a prolonged period as well as to work on some projects that were on my heart—the My Friend Luis podcast, a new daily devotional... Read More

Out of the Shadows is now Available

Out of the Shadows, the first book in the Velieri Uprising, was written by someone I know since she was fourteen.  I love this story and what it sets up for the future books in this series.  I've been so excited to have people I know finally read this book. Here's what I wrote... Read More

Any Questions for Luis?

Putting My Friend Luis together as a podcast has truly been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. However, my friendship with Luis is the greater gift here. We continue to share God's life together as we walk with each other through the twists and turns of life. Doing so continues to open up... Read More

A Divine Wink?

I had an interesting experience the other day that still leaves me tickled and touched. The photo above was taken in the men's restroom at a gas station off of the Wheeler Ridge exit of Hwy 99. I was returning from a trip to visit my dad in the hospital shortly after he had... Read More

Meet Me in the Middle

A couple of weeks ago on The God Journey, Kyle and I briefly discussed Tyler Perry's invitation on the most recent Academy Awards TV broadcast: “I refuse to hate someone because they’re Mexican or because they are black or white. Or LGBTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they’re a police officer or because they’re... Read More

You Are Not Who You Think You Are

You'll want to read this.  No, not this blog, the new novel I want to tell you about. Out of the Shadows will debut in less than a month, and it will change the way you look at the world. It's been described as a cross between Bourne Identity and Hunger Games and while... Read More