I had a peculiar dream many years back, and it stuck with me for many days after. In that dream, some friends I know to be Christians and I were in my yard enjoying the summertime weather. However, it was pretty hot out, so I decided to set up two pools. Continue reading When it Comes to Knowing Christ, Are You All In or Just Wading?
There was disruption when Jesus told his disciples to give up everything to follow him. He’s still giving that command to this day, and it’s still disruptive. But it’s the right path to discipleship. Continue reading Disruption of Your Self is Central to Discipleship
Romans 5:3-5 helps us to know the defining of our character has much to do with adversities we face and even those we never face. Continue reading Filtering Your Character in Light of Adversity of Potholes in Life
Life introduces a lot of clunky carts that are anything but smooth rides. They’re annoying and humiliating. They impact health and force us to lose sleep. Worse of all, the clunk distracts us from Christ’s peace. Continue reading Trusting God Even When the Devil Gives You Clunky Shopping Carts
I am more afraid of success than I am of failure. I’ve known this to be true for a long time, but I used to just shove that fact under the rug, pretending it wasn’t true. Because I have always been a driven person, it has meant I am prone to dreaming and envisioning a day when all the great things in store are really … Continue reading Failure Is More Than an Option – Failure is a Good Option
It really was a simple morning task; let our dog, Libbie, outside for one last watering of the lawn. It’s the last act of my pre-work routine. In lieu of regular work shoes, I put on some casual flip-flops to take her to the tether we anchor into the ground. The Dog For some reason, though, I forgot about the tether! I guess, in my … Continue reading A Charming Runaway Dog Sadly Teaches Us About Sin Nature
Ugly. In my midwest home, winter is a dreary time. It’s a season I associate with the gripping darkness of depression and sadness. The daylight hours grow shorter. The coldness persists. And it seems like we’re always shoveling out. Whether you fight the urge or give in, it’s easy to feel like that season will never end. I was pondering it one morning while sitting … Continue reading 100 Ugly Seeds and a Simple Pathway Out of Darkness
You never know what can trigger profound pondering. For instance, the sight of a random stranger once did just that for me. I saw him for all of 20 seconds while vacationing with my family. We did not speak, nor did we even exchange glances. He probably had no idea that I noted his existence, and the chances we will ever be in mutual presence … Continue reading The Stranger I Wish I Knew and Loved