The Long Haul Commitment

So, a new year has begun. It’s about time. I suspect that, by 11:59pm on December 31st, most of us were glad to see the back of 2016. It was a tough year, in a lot of ways, especially here in Charlotte. I arrived here just in time for the tragic...

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Cradle Building for Advent

Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t really know what to do with Advent. It seems like the rest of the world is barreling full-steam ahead into Christmas on board a glitzy, turbo-charged sleigh while the church plods along toward Bethlehem at a...

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Where Your Treasure Is

I am slowly – and, I hope, surely – reconciling myself to the reality of Charlotte traffic. It hasn’t been easy. Nothing I was taught in driver’s ed ever prepared me to make a left turn off of Colony Road onto Carmel Road at 4:30 in...

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