The song "None But Jesus" by HIllsong United is on my heart today. I don’t know about you, but it’s been hard for me recently to find the quiet, the stillness. And yet I know it’s so good for me. Lord, help me today to return to that secret place of your presence. “Be still, and know that I am God.I will be exalted among the nations.I will be exalted in the earth!”Psalm 46:10 None But Jesus - Hillsong United In the quiet, in the stillnessI know that You are GodIn the secret of Your presenceI know there I am restored When...

I need and am passionate about finding true rest. When I was a bachelor, and even when I was newly married, I did not realize this about myself. However, when I entered the season of parenthood and took on the role of not just a husband, but a father and all the responsibilities that came with it, this part of my personality and character became apparent. Real, soul-satisfying rest was elusive and did not come naturally. I remember one time Christine and I discussing my commute to work. Her - “You are all alone in the car. You are not working,...

After living in Hong Kong for five years, moving our family to Nick's small hometown in Midwestern USA was exactly what we were looking for. In Hong Kong we had been starved for the time, energy & space necessary for growth. The city is extremely fast paced, a modern city on steroids, where the typical work day for Nick was 13 hours and all we could do was focus on making it through the day or week with two little children in a family-unfriendly city. Moving back to the US, specifically the area we chose, was no coincidence. Being the opposite of...

I remember hearing Nick talk about his family trips out to Colorado. They would road trip from home, find a good spot to camp, and would stay in tents for as long as his dad could manage to take off from work. They'd catch fish and make simple foods over campfires. They were some of the best vacations he could remember. When we moved back to the US after living in Hong Kong for five years, we were ready for a complete change in lifestyle. We had done the busy city life for too long (prior to Hong Kong we worked...