Thanksgiving – as a holiday – has devolved in our jaded and cynical society, and that is sad. Like most, I was raised with an understanding that Thanksgiving represented the … Continue Reading How I Choose to Celebrate Thanksgiving and Why
I have a bias to always root for the underdogs. In baseball, I tell everyone my favorite teams are the Cubs… and whoever is playing the Yankees. When it comes … Continue Reading Why People Love Underdogs and Hate the Powerful
How do we rightfully pursue spiritual maturity in today’s culture? It’s no secret that we live in a world that conditions us to seek answers to some of life’s most … Continue Reading 4 Powerful Bible Bullets Essential for Spiritual Maturity
I don’t need your advice. You may not know this, but I’m smart, educated, experienced, and I learn by doing stuff the my way. So, thanks… but no thank you. … Continue Reading A Healthy View of Advice and Why You Shouldn’t Trash it
Movie credits are generally thought to be about recognition. While you may not believe this, I really do enjoy them. That’s right, I read the names and titles of the … Continue Reading How Relentless Pursuit of Recognition Derails Effectiveness
Life will sometimes leave you feeling stuck. It’s a terrible rut, almost like living in an early television show devoid of color. Everything has a hint of sorrow. I don’t … Continue Reading The Monumental Shift that Helps Overcome Feeling Stuck
Capturing memorable moments can be simple, even in this crazy-fast world. Here’s how an intern taught me, and how I’ve used it to build forward momentum.
We can say we’ve seen marvelous light. Fireworks, cityscapes, the Northern Lights… all are lights we might consider marvelous. But, spiritually speaking, marvelous light has a more apt context. You see, as people prone to shoveling so much darkness in our lives, we forget we’re children born to bask in and share God’s amazing light.
God grants affirmations to his people. I make this statement fully aware that one of the most common questions I see asked among Christians is, “How do I know I … Continue Reading Affirmations, Astounding Dreams, and the Power of Prayerful Pondering
Our identity sometimes gets shaped by the question ‘what do you want to be when you grown up?’ But it’s unfair. A better question is ‘who do you want to be?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 … 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 … Continue Reading A Charming Runaway Dog Sadly Teaches Us About Sin Nature