Welcome, Friend!

Welcome to my Groundbreaking Ceremony!

I’ve always wanted to be part of one, you know.

The kind where people dress fancy and wear hard hats. Where high heels and loafers take turns stomping a ceremonial shovel into dry dirt cleared and flattened by bulldozers.

People applaud. They cut ribbon. They hang colorful blueprints or sketches of a future structure designed to serve, support, mend, heal, educate, edify. And they celebrate. Not what is, but what is yet to be.

Because every new beginning is worthy of celebration.

Including this one.

This platform, this ministry, this gathering place. I dare not say its groundbreaking. Far steadier hands have poured forth wisdom than mine. Far greater minds have pondered with profundity God’s glory and grace and its shambolic replication in our lives.

Nevertheless, I pray my forthcoming words break ground. I pray they dig into the deep places of your soul and mine too. As I share my life and the things God is teaching me, I pray what I share here helps lay a framework of truth for you.

May it fortify your spiritual walls. Those load-bearing walls of faith that are held together with joists of hope. Walls on which rafters of mercy rest. Walls that stand under a covering of grace.

But, most of all, I pray this space helps you build a foundation of love.

Love found in the everyday.

Love that can be accessed no matter the season or circumstance, the triumph or tragedy.

Love the Master Architect wants to lavish upon us.

So extravagant, so generous is this love our Abba Father gives. So profound, so powerfully expressed through His beloved Son Jesus sent to cover humanity’s sin.

For God so loved the world, he gave…(John 3:16 NIV).

He gave. So I give too.

From battle-worn hands, I give. From a broken-down heart, I give. I give what I can, from that which God in His kindness has given to me. And I celebrate. With shovel ready, I celebrate the yet to be. Legacy, after all, is not so much about what we leave behind.

It’s about what we leave behind that grows.

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.

1 Corinthians 3:6