So I was 18 years old… and God started talking to me.
He was unsolicited, by me or anyone else.
At first it was just a call to go back to church, -then thoughts of working with the youth.
As I toyed with thoughts of being a youth director, I began to realize that this was a deeper… calling.
Before I fully realized it, I was publicly surrendering into the ministry, -whatever that is supposed to mean. Continue reading
Patience… Contemplation… Wrestling… Wisdom… Trust… Faith… in the wilderness. I am learning that this is what it looks like for me to follow Jesus. Continue reading
Forgiveness is NOT simply giving the offender a “pass” on their misbehavior and looking the other way. Forgiveness is God’s blueprint for enabling us to heal and begin the path towards emotional, spiritual and even physical health and happiness. Continue reading
God gave you a free will and the ability to make choices for yourself. Do not believe the lie that “things just happen” and everything in your life is completely out of your control. That is a stupid theology/philosophy to live your life by. -I am just being honest… Continue reading
Then… that moment comes when we realize that we are indeed “healing” and “recovering.” We find ourselves experiencing a level of freedom that we never even knew existed. We smile, a few tears roll down our checks and we think to ourselves, “This must be what recovery looks like.” Continue reading
During my journey of discovery I have learned that many of my actions are dictated by fear. “Fear?” you might ask. -Yes I know. I was a bit surprised when I discovered this about myself as well. I have never considered myself to be a fearful person. However, as I unraveled the motives that play into my everyday life I found fear to be a central motivator. I would imagine that this would be no surprise to a well trained, well seasoned psychologist. Continue reading
Am I writing a blog post that compares modern day christians to the pagan Greeks and Trojans who worshiped false mythological gods? Why yes, I sure am. Last night, my wife and I watched the movie “Troy” for the fist time. For various reasons, we are not typically drawn to movies like this, but … Continue reading