If you’re anything like me (especially if you are a blonde haired, blue eyed, white skinned, man) it can be hard to know what to say or what to do in the midst of the cultural and political chaos we have been experiencing lately. These last few days I have found myself feeling both heartbroken … Continue reading The Least of These.
I’ve been an Uber & Lyft driver for just over a month now. Someday I’ll write a post about all the crazy conversations I’ve had (drug dealers, teenage date nights, three generations of drunk Scottish people, etc.), but I'll save that for another time. It was 7:30am as I pulled up to the house. A … Continue reading Doubt.
I recently had my first “mock “ counseling session. For a first try, it went okay! It certainly wasn’t perfect, but when your doing your first counseling session you're less worried about perfect and more worried about not totally screwing up the person sitting in front of you. As I sat down to go over … Continue reading Fewer Words. More Presence.
Two years ago I had the brilliant idea of trying to run three marathons in one year. Off the bat, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “There’s nothing brilliant about that idea.” You are completely right. It was actually a pretty stupid idea, but at the time it sounded like a fun challenge. With the help … Continue reading Numb.
As the Christmas season is now in full swing all around me and as the Advent season is ramping up to the incredible, miraculous and glorious day of Christ’s birth, I’m feeling a little guilty. Actually, I don’t know that guilty is the right word. Perhaps a better word is distant. And maybe the best … Continue reading Jesus. Where are you?
My good friend asked me a tough question this weekend. A few weeks ago we both set out on a new adventure. He was headed to Portland. I was headed to Seattle. It was actually kind of funny. As my dad and I were driving down the highway on our way out West I texted … Continue reading I’m Afraid.
I’m not an avid movie watcher. I’m the guy who hasn’t seen most of the classics that everyone and their mother have seen! But last night I watched a movie that changed my life. The movie is called Ragamuffin, and it’s based on the true story of Rich Mullins’ life. Rich Mullins was a Christian … Continue reading “I Dare You To Trust That I love You: An Inspiring Word From Brennan Manning
“I suspect that it is by entering that deep place inside us where our secrets are kept that we come perhaps closer than we do anywhere else to the One who, whether we realize it or not, is of all our secrets the most telling and the most precious we have to tell” (p. 3). … Continue reading Telling (my) Secrets: A Reflection Inspired By Frederick Buechner
My name is Matt Mulder and I’m a recovering pornaholic. I wish I could tell you that the temptation goes away. I suppose it does for some people, and that’s really awesome, but it never has for me. It’s amazing to me how you can know something is harmful to you, and the people around … Continue reading My name is Matt Mulder and I am a recovering pornaholic.
Lately, it has been a struggle for me to sit down, to be still, and to listen. Every once in awhile though, I create the space to rest and to tune my ear to voices outside of myself. One of the voices I listen to on a relatively regular basis is Shauna Niequist. I know, … Continue reading Grace.