Apprehending Growth

Trees burgeoned where I last traversed they were only budding. It was early March and spring was promisingly popping it’s head out...

Going the Distance

“Do you have any exciting plans for the day?” inquired the Starbucks barista as his coworkers were finishing up my sugar free decaf...

Finding Joy

In case you didn't know, I've taken to the trails more than the road on my runs recently. As a consequence I've had to adjust many things...

When I Run

When I run I lift my eyes above the beauty I see, seeking and searching God in what is unseen. As sure as the swift steps my feet may...

In the Shadows of Monticello

I’ve spent the last ten years of my life living, breathing, being in the shadows of Monticello. Visible from every angle of the streets...

Rivanna Romp and The Father's Heart

I’ve circled the city many times on this the Rivanna Trail, a 20+ mile hidden gem of a public trail system that meanders seamlessly in...

Where Do You Come From?

“Don’t take this the wrong way,” she started hesitantly, her eyes darting sideways. We had just met an hour earlier before our first...

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

For Christmas this year I wanted to surprise my family with a full-blown Christmas concert on my violin. To pull it off I undertook the...

The Good & Perfect <Christmas> Gift

Every Good Gift and Every Perfect Gift comes from above, from the Father of Lights in Whom there is no shadow of turning. James 1:17 It...

Finding Home

An Offering You are a room without end An always present friend Ever inviting me to come into more of you Your goodness the perpetual...

Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving I set my sights on tackling the topic of giving thanks in the Bible. I envisioned creating an epic survey of what...

Jesus, The Chain-Breaker

I do not presume to know the nuances of physical imprisonment. Commanded from clothing to haircuts, the lunch line to sleep time, every...

Concussion Recovery & Kindness

I never thought I’d write an article like this. I never saw it coming though. The ball. Before it was too late and I realized it was...

A Twist on Talents

“Wait, how long is it since you played with us?” one of my old soccer teammates asked me. “I think it’s been like six years,” I replied...