Welcome to the Real World: On Redemption, Common Grace, and Sabbath-keeping


“It feels weird after being gone for a while to step back into the same old, same old,” I tell my boys this morning as we eat our breakfast.

I have just returned from a retreat in the Texas hill country, at Laity Lodge, where God used water-hands to carve stone into one of the loveliest places on earth. Tomorrow I will return to work but I took today off to catch up on all the stuff of life that continued humming while I was gone.

“Welcome to the real world,” says my youngest—who seems to have grown a couple inches since I left him five days ago.

I’m sharing a little about our retreat at Laity Lodge over at Patheos today. Will you join me?

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