walking path coming into a clearing and going back into the darker area under the trees

Anxiety & Holy Week

I’m writing this at 2:53AM and sleep is elusive. I can feel the anxiety in my body — shortness of breath, wide awake, adrenaline pumping through my veins and a mind that races. This is new territory with a pandemic now being part of our global narrative. I know in my head that anxiety, for…

My Journey Out of Burnout

In July and August I wrote about burnout and the relational issues that contributed to my own journey. This month I am sharing my third and final installment of this series. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. When burnout hits, you come to a fork in the road where one direction…

What is the one brave thing you will do today?

“What is the one brave thing you will do today?” In October, Don Miller encouraged an audience of 1,000 of us scared humans to wake up in the morning and ask ourselves that question.  A few months ago I started to make this a part of my every day.  At first it just felt a…

What’s next?

I whipped out some classic Amy Grant this week.  Over the past two days I think I have played Thy Word about 50 times. When I feel afraid and think I’ve lost my way Still you’re there right beside me Nothing will I fear as long as you are near Please be near me to…

My love letter to Cru

Dear staff friends, former students, current students and past teammates: This letter is for you. There’s a joke in Cru world, well, there are a ton of jokes in Cru world, which can annoy those who are not, and understandably, but the joke is, “Who is Cru?” Is Cru a big fat man behind a…