Stasi and I attended the memorial service of a family friend last fall, a beautiful young man whose life was cut short in his twenties. But that is not my story to tell here. Our family needed to be together afterwards—you can’t just go home...READ MORE
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I am furious.
They promised. Today was my chance. My only chance. And yet, the magician vanished as quickly as he appeared. Mostly what I see in his wake are chaos and rumors. Yet here and there, I can’t help but notice what I can...READ MORE
I’m sitting in a hotel room waiting to visit some extended family. Stasi and I flew here for a memorial service. Gosh, I hate these occasions. So awkward. So painful. Death was never meant to be part of the human experience, and we reel when it...READ MORE
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The questions came pouring in. From near and far. They have been rich and meaningful. What I thought would be one podcast celebrating the 50th episode of Become Good Soil...READ MORE
I received a text the other day from a friend of mine. It began as a surprising intrusion of joy, which grew into a rescue of my soul.
First came simply a photo, taken from the window of a bush plane somewhere in the...READ MORE
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Early in my masculine journey, I was a young man out of touch with the soul’s questions. My unmet need for validation fueled an unrelenting pull to prove...READ MORE
“Love and relationship are the bottom line of the Kingdom of God. And they must be ours if we are to establish a Kingdom culture in our homes.”
-Danny Silk, Loving Our Kids on...READ MORE
The masculine initiation can often be characterized not as a series of high achievements,
but rather as a series of humiliations of the false self.
Within the span of...READ MORE
Though it is rare, there are people who have built a strong inner character, who have achieved a certain depth. In these people, at the end of this struggle, the climb to success has surrendered to the...READ MORE
I am the grandmother to two little girls who, at four months apart, are parentheses around the age of two. One is blonde. One is brunette. One has straight hair, the other curls. They both have eyes and smiles that light up the sky and set off...READ MORE
Scrooge was haunted by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future and it led to his redemption. I am haunted by the illusion of the Perfect Christmas. May it lead to mine.
How many cookies must I bake for my home to feel as sweet...READ MORE
Last month I reached out to you to ask your help meeting our budget by the end of the year, and I wanted to thank all of you who are able to send in a financial gift! We are so grateful for your generosity!
And now all of us are, one way...READ MORE
The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God's sons and daughters. Romans 8:19
My friend is pregnant. She is beyond ripe with child – her due date was a week ago, and the little one inside is snug as a...READ MORE
On the wall of our Outpost is our mission statement. The first three sentences read:
Recover the Lost Treasure of the Gospel
Transform the Lives of Men and Women as Men and Women... READ MORE
Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. Let this become the most important thing in your life.
– Brennan...READ MORE
It is the pungent aroma of elk that catches me first, a musk unlike any other in the wild. And it is intoxicating to a bowhunter. The prehistoric smell is a sure sign of close proximity to these giant ghosts of the forest.
As least...READ MORE
God drops things in our laps at just the right time.
He puts barriers in our paths that look like roadblocks, but are really gifts in disguise, beckoning us to take a closer look at what’s going on inside. We can either step over them, or...READ MORE
The soft sound of a light morning rain dancing on the roof above me is so lovely. The earth is parched and we have been praying for rain. Now comes the roll of thunder. An early morning thunderstorm is a rare thing but it is a welcome one.... READ MORE
Our house has been overtaken by moths. A hatch of them has erupted, giving space to more hatches, and now they are beyond count. They are tiny things. Bothersome things. Things that want to land in my coffee and have a sip before my lips even...READ MORE