Relaxing in Rosarito

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6UUwnK8AMs One of the commitments that I made for 2012 is to rest better. I know, that sounds silly. But with all the stress and craziness of 2011 I forgot to take more than a few sporadic days off. That’s not healthy or sustainable.  With that in mind, and Kristen’s parents in town for the week,…… Continue reading Relaxing in Rosarito

When Daddy is Away

It’s inevitable. All of the chaos happens when I leave town.  On Monday afternoon Kristen dropped me off at the San Diego airport. All was calm and under control in the McLane clan. Leaving Kristen for 5 days with Megan, (10) Paul, (7) and Jackson (4 months) was hard. I really didn’t want to leave…… Continue reading When Daddy is Away

The Sea

ten things i have learned about the sea from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo. I was mesmerized by this short film. Like the filmmaker, there is something about the ocean that speaks deeply to my soul. If I had unlimited time to travel, explore, and write… traveling by cargo ship would be incredible. Am I the…… Continue reading The Sea

Book Cover: How to Share Your Faith on a Plane

[download id=”15″] I have a knack for getting an empty seat next to me when I fly Southwest. On more than 60% of my 2010 flights I sat in the window seat and had an empty middle seat. In January 2011, I flew with Southwest 11 times and had an empty middle seat 7 times.…… Continue reading Book Cover: How to Share Your Faith on a Plane

Grounded

According to Tripit, my travel tally for 2011 looks like this: 2011 Trips 3 Days 18 Distance 9,959 mi Cities 18 Countries 1 That’s as of February 2nd. And it doesn’t include all of the cities I’ve been to… just the places I’ve spent the night. The first 33 days of 2011 have been a…… Continue reading Grounded

Right Coast Bias

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzb41Km0X1Q I’m sitting in the airport, headed to the east end of our fine country. My goal for the next 6 days is pretty simple: Meet up with as many youth workers as I can over the next 6 days. Talk until I’m blue in the face about two ministries I’m 1000% behind- PlanetWisdom [students]…… Continue reading Right Coast Bias

Moments of Awe

Awesome is one of my favorite words. While my day is full of moments of awesome there are only a few moments in life described by the word awe. Here’s a few… Hearing the words, “I’m pregnant” from your wife. (Trust me, as much “awe” is created the first time at 24 as at 34…… Continue reading Moments of Awe