H and I live in an empty nest on the Nebraska plains where life – as they say – is good. We have two adult children, one farm dog, and I proudly profess an undying devotion to disco music, Motown, and long bike rides beneath the wide open sky.

JumpingTandem has become a safe place to ask tough questions and to figure out — together — how to tear down the walls we have built to keep one another at a distance. This blog is where it all got started. I write about life as I see it; about race in the Body of Christ; and about living with courage, even when you’re scared to death. Most of the time, I’m just trying to figure it out. But always, I’m saving a place at the table for you.

In addition to what I write here, I am the author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are. My second book will be released in the spring of 2017. I also serve once each month as a contributor to the online beach house called (in)courage.

One of my favorite things is meeting you face-to-face. I enjoy speaking to groups about faith, living with courage, dreaming big, and doing the messy work of being the Body of Christ. If you’d like to have me speak to your group, please fill out this form, over here.

I’m so glad you’re here! Subscribe to JumpingTandem, and then pull up a chair to the table and let’s say grace, let’s hear one another well, let’s break bread together…in remembrance of Him.

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