Christian Life
February 19, 2018

You Satisfy

I have had plenty of time to think recently. At work when I wash dishes, while I ice or get massaged at physical therapy, or as I sit in the…

Culture
February 14, 2018

The Hardness of Hallmark Holidays

Today, all the Valentine’s candy is 50-75% off! And replacing it is the Easter candy. Away with the conversation hearts (my fave!) and in with the Peeps (another fave!). Immediately…

Christian Life
February 13, 2018

Which Hills Should We Be Willing to Die On?

One of the interesting things that I’ve noticed throughout my life growing up in Christian culture is that we choose a lot of hills to die on. There isn’t a…

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Culture
February 7, 2018

Pursuing Peace is a War

Gathering at the table to discuss plans for a future endeavor with my brothers and sisters in Christ, I recently was struck by my inner reaction when one of these…

Relationships
February 13, 2018

LOVE. Is there such a thing as a soulmate?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day.  Which is my favorite holiday of the year.  Just kidding.  It’s maybe my next to least favorite.  Right above Arbor Day.  It reminds me (and many…

Christian Life
February 12, 2018

What Are You Teaching Me?

After a couple hours of rehabilitation at my own gym, away from my physical therapists, I crossed the parking lot and opened a dialogue with God. “What are you teaching…

Faith
February 12, 2018

The Father’s Love

The other night, as I was spending some one-on-one time with my daughter, who is five, she caught me off guard with a question. “Mama, what’s the thing you love…

Christian Life
February 7, 2018

Honor

A few months ago, I stumbled across one single phrase that completely changed how I view human relationships.  From the great backbone-book of the New Testament, Romans 12:10 says “…Be…

Faith
February 6, 2018

No Longer Sinners

“For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” – 2 Corinthians 5:21 If you…

Christian Life
February 6, 2018

God’s Will: Reconsidering Christian Lingo

If you’re like me, and you’ve spent a decent amount of time in church circles, you’re probably already familiar with the standard Christian lingo. It must be a heart issue….

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Culture
February 5, 2018

Tears in Heaven

I cried like a baby last night. I was on the floor crying like a baby. Not because I stubbed my toe. Not because I was watching The Notebook. No,…

Christian Life
February 4, 2018

Something More

What drives your joy? The answer to that question may diagnose the problems at the core of our being that produce our troublesome emotions.   We center our thoughts and…

Relationships
February 1, 2018

Discipleship Matters

Discipleship is complicated. What is it supposed to look like? Is it even talked about in the Bible? Who is supposed to reach out to who? Is there a specific…

Christian Life
February 1, 2018

The Difficult Truth About Your Spiritual Health

At the end of every year, our church participates in a year-end offering where we make a sacrificial gift dedicated to growing and expanding our reach as a church. This…

Christian Life
January 31, 2018

A Day With No Sun

This past weekend, it rained. One of those all day long, pretty much raining hard all day, cold, foggy types of rainy days. It was a perfect day for sweats,…

Faith
January 30, 2018

The Old Testament is Kind of Underrated

The last two semesters at seminary have been, well… let’s just say eventful. Last semester I enrolled in a two-part course on the Old Testament. There’s a good chance you’re…