My latest thoughts on
faith, family, disability,
privilege, and healing
Has Anything Changed?
Fifty-four years after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed outside a motel in Memphis, has anything changed? Two years after the “racial
Let Me Introduce Myself!
For those of you who are new around here (and even for those of you who aren’t), I wanted to take a minute to introduce
Friday Favorite: Don’t Look Up
Have you watched the Netflix hit Don’t Look Up? Did you notice the part about God? Don’t Look Up is a satire that casts Leonardo
A Better Way to Read the Bible
I missed out on something crucial when I learned how to read the Bible. I learned to ask three simple questions: What does it say?
Dreaming for the Future
When Penny was younger, I resisted setting goals for her. The early years of her life were full of measurements and yardsticks and a sense
S5 E10 | How Kids Can Fight Racism with Dr. Jemar Tisby
Can our children really make a difference in the fight against racism? Dr. Jemar Tisby, author of How to Fight Racism Young Reader’s Edition, talks
We Are Made Well by God
What if you have inestimable worth, and you’ve never noticed it before? A few weeks back, I read about a drawing that was purchased for
The Gift of the Magi
This Christmas, I felt like Peter and I were living out our own version of the O. Henry short story, The Gift of the Magi.
Slow Productivity and Elevating Love
In 2022, I’m trying to practice slowing down, so I was intrigued by Cal Newport’s idea of “slow productivity” in a recent essay in the
In My Hands: Advanced Reader’s Copy of To Be Made Well
I didn’t expect to open a package and find a copy of To Be Made Well, but it was so exciting to hold it in
Penny in Her Own Words: The PATH Process and Planning for the Future
I asked Penny if she would be willing to answer a few questions about her experience with the PATH process. These are her unedited responses:
Penny’s PATH Process: Planning for Life After High School
Once a year, a group of people from Penny’s school, family, and community gather together with her to talk about her hopes and dreams for
Looking Back Before Looking Ahead
I know the idea of welcoming a new year is to look ahead. Make resolutions. Set goals. Establish new routines. But before I do any
Happy Sweet Sixteen, Penny!
Penny started planning for her Sweet Sixteen three years ago. It was the topic of many a family walk—who would be invited, what the menu
Favorite Books for Kids and Adults That We Read in 2021
Quick links to favorite books for kids and adults that we read in 2021: The Hiding Place Chains, Forge, and Ashes Roll of Thunder, Hear
9 Non-Fiction Books I Loved in 2021
Quick Links to 9 of my favorite non-fiction books in 2021: Dear White Peacemakers The Deeply Formed Life Art + Faith The Whole Language Wondrously
S5 E9 | Returning to Dear White Peacemakers with Osheta Moore
As we near the end of 2021, I’m returning to one of the most listened to (and possibly most appreciated) episodes from this past year—my
What’s the Purpose of Life?
Have you ever heard that the purpose of being alive is to glorify God? That we exist for the sake of offering praise to God?