Now that we have been living in the Lents neighborhood for over a month, and without housemates for over three months, I feel like I am beginning to understand more clearly just what came from trying to live in our intentional community. Chrissy and I still believe we were called to join with the people […]Read More Training in Failure
Things are changing for us and changing fairly dramatically. The direction we were moving and thought life was headed is being completely transformed, and we don’t totally know where it is pointing yet. God called us to live in community, to stay in Portland, to build Portland Jeremiah House. And now it’s over. We began […]Read More An End, a Middle, and a Beginning
Confessions. What do we think of when we hear that word? I am probably nerdier than most, though not as much as some, and I immediately think of the famous book by Augustine of Hippo. Also, multiple phrases of a pop culture nature pop into my thoughts along the lines of “confessions of a ___________.” […]Read More Confessions
Men invent means and methods of coming at God’s love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God’s presence. Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do […]Read More Sense You Every Moment
I freely admit that the title of this post is stolen material. As in The Hobbit, I recently experienced a trying round-trip journey that led eventually to a life renewed and transformed. Yes, I am talking about moving! Specifically, I’m talking about moving into our house with our gang of loveable misfits known as the […]Read More There and Back Again
Exciting times for our family and the Portland Jeremiah House! We have officially signed a lease and gotten keys to a house we can live in starting in January! It is a temporary location for us, likely only through June, but we are so excited to be taking the next step in our journey toward […]Read More We Have a Home!
“…the restoration of the church will surely come only from a new type of monasticism which has nothing in common with the old but a complete lack of compromise in a life lived in accordance with the Sermon on the Mount in the discipleship of Christ. I think it is time to gather people together […]Read More An Old Song with a New Dance (Part 2 of 2)