Social media is bad for our souls. It wastes our time. How many times have you wanted to just send a message to a friend, but you get pulled across into your newsfeed, only to look up an hour later. “What happened?!?!” Facebook’s infinite scroll is from the Devil. It distracts us. (Hang on, I […]
Dude. Do this. Today.
I can’t handle the Pope. Maybe that’s a good thing.
Camping doesn’t have to suck.
Housemates? They are the worst. Seriously, why bother?
“The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.” –Proverbs 12:27 After living overseas, including a year in abject poverty in Nicaragua, I struggle with how to deal with money here in the U.S. We have a lot. Others have a little. I don’t like it. I try to […]
Yesterday, I wrote a post about why we wrote our book. Today, I want to share how I think about self-promotion, about marketing a project that’s very much about my wife and me. I’ve heard people say… “I’m just can’t talk about myself like that.” “I’m afraid of rejection.” And most damning, “It feels icky.” […]
My first book is coming out in a couple weeks (This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling). I co-wrote this book with my lovely wife, who wrote another book a couple years ago. I helped as a quasi-agent for that project. We also write a biweekly column for Relevant and contribute to their print magazine. […]
We’re on vacation. After our years of adventures overseas, we don’t think, “Let’s go to Disney World!” or “We should see Yosemite!” or “Let’s go see the coolest KFC in the nation!” We say, “Let’s go see people we love!” Our main destination for our vacation is Jubilee Partners, an intentional Christian community we’ve lived […]
About a year and a half ago, Jeff Goins called me. We talked about writing, about being freelancers, about our day jobs with InterVarsity and Adventures in Missions. Since then we’ve kept up the way one can now through social media, occasional comments on one another’s blogs, some retweets, and a bit of witty banter. […]