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Wayfarer

Wayfarer

By Tom Vander Well
Tom Vander Well is a "wayfaring stranger" on this road of life. Husband, father, writer, CEO, actor, playwright, preacher, back porch musician, and follower of Jesus, he shares his thoughts and observations on the journey. Each weekday he offers 5-10 minute Chapter-a-Day (CaD) reflections on one chapter of the Bible, perfect for a daily commute. Tom then adds longer Wayfarer Weekend (WW) episodes with musings and interviews on various themes of life, relationships, and Spirit. Tom's "Wayfarer" blog (tomvanderwell.com) has been a source of thought and inspiration since 2006.
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The Unexpected Role (CaD 1 Sam 10)
Sometimes I am cast in a role when I had my eyes and heart set on another character I wanted to play. Looking back, not once did I get to the close of the show and regret playing the part I was given. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 10. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:37
August 05, 2022
What the Camera Sees (CaD 1 Sam 9)
With our posts, tweets, and photos we project ourselves to the world. Our followers see and hear only what we choose to show them. So what am I choosing for others to see, and why? A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 9. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:44
August 04, 2022
The "Human" Problem (CaD 1 Sam 8)
Along my life journey, I've come to the conclusion that the problem with any human government is the fact that humans are involved. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 8. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:58
August 03, 2022
Change (CaD 1 Sam 7)
What is the most acute example of change that you have experienced along your earthly journey? That's the question that came to mind as I read this morning's chapter. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 7. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:28
August 02, 2022
What Indiana Jones Taught Me About Holiness (CaD 1 Sam 6)
There's a moment at the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" that is a brilliant piece of writing and filmmaking. It takes the audience on a roller coast ride of emotions from disappointment to wonder to horror and it ends with awe. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 6. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:04
August 01, 2022
God In (and Out of) a Box (CaD 1 Sam 5)
In yesterday's post/podcast I spoke of treating God like a good luck charm. I like to think of our perception of church buildings as God's House as the notion of "God in a box." A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 5. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:33
August 01, 2022
My Good Luck Charm (CaD 1 Sam 4)
When I was a child I can remember praying for the silliest of things. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 4. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:35
July 28, 2022
Spiritual Sight and Hearing (CaD 1 Sam 3)
Along my spiritual journey, I have learned that spiritual hearing and spiritual sight require both God and me. There is a "revealing" that comes from God. But Jesus said there's also a part I play in this revealing. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 3. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:21
July 27, 2022
The Movement and the Institution (CaD 1 Sam 2)
In the forty years that I've been a disciple of Jesus, I've watched many of the mainline church institutions and denominations splinter and implode. I personally don't think this is a bad thing at all. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 2. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:59
July 26, 2022
The Valley and the Mountain (CaD 1 Sam 1)
There is beauty and power in today's chapter that is easy to miss if you've never trekked through the Valley of Infertility. A chapter-a-day podcast from 1 Samuel 1. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:29
July 25, 2022
"Yet, I Will Rejoice" (CaD Hab 3)
In the quiet this morning, I confess that I identify with these ancient words. We are living in strange times. Things are changing at a rapid pace. Times are difficult and I have no guarantees that even more difficult times aren't ahead of us on this terrestrial ball. A chapter-a-day podcast from Habakkuk 3. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:35
July 22, 2022
Sleeping With the Enemy (CaD Hab 2)
As I pondered God's answer to Habakkuk regarding the use of the Babylonians for His purposes, I couldn't help but think of that sports fan who has to endure watching the hated rival prevail in order for a greater purpose to be accomplished for their team. A chapter-a-day podcast from Habakkuk 2. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:03
July 21, 2022
Habakkuk's Cry (CaD Hab 1)
What could an ancient Hebrew prophet with a silly name have to say in 600 B.C. that is in any way relevant to my world today? A chapter-a-day podcast from Habakkuk 1. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:58
July 20, 2022
The End is the Beginning (CaD Rev 22)
One of the periods "I felt most alive" is not deemed acceptable to some. It was a period of time after my divorce. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelations 22. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:58
July 19, 2022
Death-to-Life (CaD Rev 21)
Life and death. Resurrection. Death-to-Life. It is THE meta-theme of the Great Story. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelations 21. The text version of today's podcast can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:35
July 18, 2022
The Books (CaD Rev 20)
I've always loved books. From junior high school through college I always worked or volunteered in the school library. I also worked for the same bookstore chain from high school through college. One of the things I love to do to pass time when I'm on the road is to go to a bookstore. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelations 20. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:21
July 15, 2022
The Wedding (CaD Rev 19)
I mentioned yesterday that Wendy and I were at a wedding this past weekend. The dinner was amazing. At one point between savory bites, Wendy looked at me, her eyes as wide as saucers. "This is not only the best wedding meal I've ever had, but it's right up there with maybe being the best meal I've had, ever." A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelations 19. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:40
July 14, 2022
The Funeral (CaD Rev 18)
In John's day, those reading today's chapter understood "Babylon the Great" to be the Roman Empire. The Romans were known for their creatively tortuous execution methods, including the tying of a giant millstone to the neck of a victim and tossing the millstone and victim into the sea or a deep river to drown. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 18. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:10
July 12, 2022
Rogues Gallery (CaD Rev 17)
This morning, as I meditated on the chapter, I found myself once again finding the world of comic books an apt parallel. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 17. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:20
July 11, 2022
Love and Justice (CaD Rev 16)
I remember in college when some buddies of mine introduced me to an entirely different genre of comic books. They were not the bright cape-wearing superheroes in spandex but dark and gritty heroes that stirred completely different kinds of emotions within me. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 16. The text version of today's podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:18
July 08, 2022
The Bigger Picture (CaD Rev 15)
On a grand scale, the Great Story is about slavery. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 15. The text version of today's podcast can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:34
July 07, 2022
Wisdom to Know the Difference (CaD Rev 14)
I'm so glad that we all have the opportunity to grow beyond the little twits we can be as children. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 14. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:26
July 06, 2022
My Choice (CaD Rev 13)
Along my journey, I have often found it helpful to reduce life's complexities to the root binaries such as good or evil, death or life, and/or positive or negative before I choose my way. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 13. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:37
July 05, 2022
Not of this World (CaD Rev 12)
I proceed on this another day of an earthly journey, believing not just that Jesus offered a helpful guide for behavior in this temporal, earthly existence, but that He came as part of a Great Story, pointing me to a Kingdom that is more real and beyond description with the limitations of human vocabulary. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 12. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
09:07
June 30, 2022
Prophetic Pondering (CaD Rev 11)
There are mornings on this chapter-a-day journey when I feel as if I am left with more questions than answers; Mornings when I am more perplexed than inspired. I've come to believe that this is not a bad thing. Along my journey, I've found that it is often the long stretches of pondering good questions that ultimately lead to new depths of spiritual understanding. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:07
June 29, 2022
Justice (CaD Rev 10)
Over the past couple of days, I have been watching a documentary about Roman Catholic priests who committed terrible acts of child abuse and subsequent horrific crimes to cover it up. There have been multiple times that I've come close to turning it off and walking away. It's hard to watch. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 10. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:04
June 28, 2022
"Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" (CaD Rev 9)
Along my spiritual journey, I've observed that it's easy to get lost in the minute details of apocalyptic literature. Instead of getting buried in the minutia, I tend to pull back to try and see the big picture. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 9. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:53
June 27, 2022
Ignorant, Mindful, and Ready (CaD Rev 8)
Disruption of supply chains, disruptions caused by war, supply shortages,  famine, inflation, economic disruption, anger, and violence: sound familiar? A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 8. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:20
June 24, 2022
"Every Nation, Tribe, People, & Language" (CaD Rev 7)
This morning, I'm left admitting (once again) that I know that I don't know the answers to some of these questions. There are couple of things, however, that I do know. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 7. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:18
June 23, 2022
"What Do You Expect?!" (CaD Rev 6)
"What do you expect?!" I find that an apt question with regard to the bleak description that Jesus, John, and the prophets foreshadow regarding humanity's final chapters. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 6. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:59
June 22, 2022
The Alpha Point and the Omega Point (CaD Rev 5)
In Light of today's chapter, I see my earthly journey in the context of an eternal reality that begins before the Great Story and will flow beyond its final chapters. I suddenly find that other things begin to make more sense. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 5. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:46
June 21, 2022
Crowns and Surrender (CaD Rev 4)
As children, we like to wear crowns and tiaras and pretend we're kings and queens. As adults, we do the same thing it's just that it's usually less visible and obvious. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 4. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:07
June 20, 2022
Spiritual Self-Exam (CaD Rev 3)
In the quiet this morning I find myself taking Jesus up on His encouragement to the Laodiceans. I have an annual physical examination, what about a regular spiritual examination? A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 3. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:48
June 17, 2022
Hearing the Simple Truth (CaD Rev 2)
Along my spiritual journey, I have observed that it's easy to seek out the secret mysteries beneath the text to the point that I ignore the simple truth that's staring me right in the face. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 2. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:46
June 16, 2022
The Rabbit Hole and the Three Questions (CaD Rev 1)
To be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with Revelation. I love the mystery and the metaphor. It's fascinating and I find important spiritual truths within. My hate is rooted in the rabbit hole that it becomes for people who fall in and become endlessly obsessed. A chapter-a-day podcast from Revelation 1. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:44
June 15, 2022
People of the Lie (CaD Jude 1)
"People of the lie" have always been a part of the mix in this world. This is a reality that I must always consider as I look around me and try to interpret the signs of the times. A chapter-a-day podcast from Jude 1. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:60
June 14, 2022
Series of Unfortunate Events (CaD Jud 21)
The tagline "a series of unfortunate events" popped into my mind as I sat in the quiet this morning pondering not only the tumultuous events that are unpacked by the author of Judges in his three-chapter epilogue but also the tumultuous events that we've been living through in the past two years. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 21. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:34
June 13, 2022
Tribal Instincts and Higher Law (CaD Jud 20)
Despite all of the advancements we enjoy in our civilized society with the rule of law, our human "tribal instincts" remain very strong. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 20. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:04
June 10, 2022
Violent Times (CaD Jud 19)
I don't have to look very hard to find acts of violence not that much different than the ones in today's chapter. And, in the Levite's call to action, I hear echoes of what our society is proclaiming right now: "We have to do something!" A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 19. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:09
June 08, 2022
Willful Independence (CaD Jud 18)
Like the Prodigal Son, I had to find myself spiritually starving in the muck in order to realize my need. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 18. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:13
June 07, 2022
Order, Disorder, Reorder (CaD Jud 17)
Over the past several years, I have observed my world becoming increasingly disordered. There is no question that the pandemic affected the ordering of our personal lives in ways we're still trying to understand and grapple with. On top of that, a daily perusal of the news has shown me increased political disorder, social disorder, cultural disorder, and economic disorder. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 17. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:32
June 06, 2022
A Confession (CaD Jud 16)
In the quiet this morning, Samson's story leads me back to my own life, and my own story. I, like every other human being who has ever lived, have my own sins, flaws, and weaknesses. Left unchecked, my story would be far more tragic than it's already been. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 16. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:24
June 03, 2022
Who I Don't Want to Be (CaD Jud 15)
Along my life journey, I have known certain individuals who became antithetical life examples for me. In other words, they were individuals whom I regarded as persons I never wanted to be like. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 15. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:32
June 02, 2022
Achilles' Heel (CaD Jud 14)
In the quiet this morning, I'm taking my meditation of "my story" one layer deeper. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 14. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:32
June 01, 2022
Living a Great Story (CaD Jud 13)
When my life journey is over, I will cross into eternity. Here on earth, I will become a story. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 13. The text version can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:50
May 31, 2022
And So, it Begins (CaD Jud 12)
And so, it begins. Today's chapter contains the first hint of trouble between the Hebrew tribes since the settlement of the Promised Land, but it will certainly not be the last. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 12. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:34
May 27, 2022
Childish Notions (CaD Jud 11)
As a boy, I remember that my prayers were often contract negotiations. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 11. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:13
May 26, 2022
Leaders are Not One-Size-Fits-All (CaD Jud 10)
Along my life journey, I've learned that there are different kinds of leadership, and that leadership is not one-size-fits-all. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 10. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:53
May 25, 2022
Two Paths (CaD Jud 9)
History is filled with those who use threats, violence, and intimidation for personal gain. What begins as bullying on the school playground can easily become a way of life in adulthood. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 9. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:01
May 24, 2022
King, or Not? (CaD Jud 8)
On the surface, Gideon appears to be saying the right thing but doing the exact opposite. Gideon refuses to become king, but he embraces all of the privileges that a monarch would have claimed in that day. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 8. The text version of today's podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:41
May 23, 2022
Different Ways (CaD Jud 7)
So, on one hand, today's chapter is just one in a number of great stories about military deception. But, it was God who told Gideon to get rid of 19,700 of his troops and attack with just 300. It's very easy for me to focus on the event and lose sight of the context. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 7. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:31
May 20, 2022
Willingness (CaD Jud 6)
In the quiet this morning, I couldn't help but think of myself and my own fearful doubts about the things to which God has called me. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 6. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
08:35
May 19, 2022
Deborah, the Leader (CaD Jud 5)
 Along my own life journey, my own thoughts and perceptions have been transformed, as God has surrounded me with strong, gifted women. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 5. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
03:04
May 18, 2022
Women and Prophets (CaD Jud 4)
Today's chapter is one of the most unique in all of the Great Story. In what is a predominantly patriarchal culture, God uses two women to respectively lead and deliver the Hebrew tribes from their enemy. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 4. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:31
May 13, 2022
The "I" in "Idolatry" (CaD Jud 3)
I am the "I" in "idolatry." It's not if I will have my personal idols, but in what or whom will I invest my heart, soul, mindshare, and resources. I'm going to spend them somewhere. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 3. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:11
May 12, 2022
"This Chain That I Must Break" (CaD Jud 2)
"I'm drunk," he said to me as I stood and put my arm around him. I didn't really need him to tell me this. He reeked of it. It was a rather unconventional state to be in at a mid-morning worship service. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 2. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:02
May 11, 2022
"Git 'er Done!" (or not) [CaD Jud 1]
The Hebrew tribes conquered the Promised Land, divided the land, and settled into their allotted territories. Joshua is dead. But, the assignment still isn't finished. A chapter-a-day podcast from Judges 1. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:53
May 10, 2022
At Your Service (CaD Jos 24)
The thing that struck me as I read this call to commitment was that Joshua didn't ask the people which god they would believe. He asked them whom they would serve. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 24. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:14
May 09, 2022
Success(ion) and Failure (CaD Jos 23)
Humanity is still in the toddler stage of development and relationship with God. Having parented a couple of three-year-olds, I can tell you confidently that eventually there will be willfulness, disobedience, attitude, stubbornness, and tantrums. There are always tantrums. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 23. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:32
May 06, 2022
The Fear Factor (CaD Jos 22)
It always fascinates me where fear comes from and where it leads people. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 22. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com. 
06:06
May 05, 2022
A Good Place (CaD Jos 21)
So many of Jesus' teachings are predicated on the fact that I will face difficulties, hostility, pain, loss, and trials on this life journey. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 21. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:31
May 04, 2022
Justice Then and Now (CaD Jos 20)
Some of our most epic stories have ridiculously high body counts. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 20. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:40
May 03, 2022
The Reward (CaD Jos 19)
Joshua and Caleb received an earthly reward for their faith, and that got me thinking about eternity. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 19. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:49
May 02, 2022
Go! (CaD Jos 18)
It was the largest project, to date, that our company had ever landed. And, it was on me to write, produce, and present it. I froze. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 18. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:25
April 29, 2022
Land of Entitlement (CaD Jos 17)
Along my life journey, I have heard so many stories of families torn apart by disputes over the family farm and land. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 17. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:42
April 27, 2022
Small Things, Big Consequences (CaD Jos 16)
In the quiet this morning, I find myself pondering the reality that small things can have large, far-reaching consequences. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 16. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:49
April 26, 2022
Family Patterns (CaD Jos 15)
Along my life journey, I've learned that there are some things that I simply don't control, and getting my undies in a bunch about it will profit me nothing. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 15. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:41
April 25, 2022
Dense Fog Advisory (CaD Jos 14)
Faith is pressing on through a dense fog not knowing what lies ahead. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 14. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:22
April 22, 2022
My Inheritance (CaD Jos 13)
My treasure, my spiritual inheritance, doesn't have an earthly abstract or legal description. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 13. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.
06:00
April 21, 2022
We are Family (CaD Jos 12)
In the quiet this morning, I am exceedingly grateful, for I am doubly blessed. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 12. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:09
April 20, 2022
Facing the Giants (CaD Jos 11)
In the quiet this morning, I find myself thinking about the "giants" I have faced and continue to face in my own spiritual journey. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 11. The text version of today's podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:17
April 19, 2022
Evolution of Conversation (CaD Jos 10)
There is a natural growth and development of communication that takes place over time. In each relationship, I have a responsibility for the communication on my end. If I fail in that responsibility, the relationship suffers and may even die. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 10. The text version may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
10:21
April 18, 2022
Shrewdness (CaD Jos 9)
Jesus found spiritual application in shrewdness and worldly wisdom. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 9. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:20
March 31, 2022
Awareness and Ego (CaD Jos 8)
Along my life journey, and my spiritual journey, I've learned that there is wisdom and goodness in having sober self-awareness. This includes knowing my strengths, my abilities, my weaknesses, and my ego. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 8. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:58
March 30, 2022
Life-Long Lessons (CaD Jos 7)
There is a legendary family story that happened when our daughter, Madison, was only about four or five years old... A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 7. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
12:37
March 29, 2022
A Different Way (CaD Jos 6)
As technology, data, processing speed, and computer memory continue to advance at an increasing pace, I've observed what appears to be an increasing lack of empathy and/or appreciation for the past. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 6. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:49
March 28, 2022
Upstaging (CaD Jos 5)
The actor had a bit part in a large musical production I was in, but you'd have thought they had been given a starring role. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 5. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:58
March 25, 2022
Memorials (CaD Jos 4)
In the quiet this morning, today's chapter has me thinking quite simply and practically. How do I share and leave the story about what God has done in my life for my descendants? A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 4. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:04
March 24, 2022
Pivotal Moments (CaD Joh 3)
I will never forget that day. I had no real plan; No idea what I was going to do. As a husband and father of two rug rats under the age of five, this was not ideal. I just knew that I couldn't remain in my current job... A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 3. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:25
March 23, 2022
"That Woman" (CaD Jos 2)
In today's chapter, we meet one of the most amazing, underappreciated characters in all of the Great Story. Perhaps one of the reasons this person is underappreciated is that she was a woman and a prostitute. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 2. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
07:22
March 22, 2022
Succession (CaD Jos 1)
Along my life journey, I've learned that one of the most strategically vital, and yet infinitely tricky, aspects of the long-term success of any human organization is succession. A chapter-a-day podcast from Joshua 1. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
05:18
March 21, 2022
Vertical and Horizontal (CaD Heb 13)
Along my life journey, I've experienced that good relationships, the kind that is mutually and spiritually life-giving, require the ongoing generosity of time, conscious thought, intention, energy, vulnerability, and grace. A chapter-a-day podcast from Hebrews 13. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast may be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:20
March 18, 2022
Bitter Roots (CaD Heb 12)
The problem with bitter roots such as anger and resentment is that they will germinate in my soul. Like weeds in my lawn, they will spread quickly if left unchecked. A chapter-a-day podcast from Hebrews 12. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
04:17
March 17, 2022
Making It into the Hall (CaD Heb 11)
God's "Faith Hall of Fame" is filled with flawed human beings just like me. In fact, they were flawed human beings just like every other human being on the planet. A chapter-a-day podcast from Hebrews 11. The text version of every chapter-a-day podcast can be found and shared at tomvanderwell.com.
06:47
March 16, 2022