Christian Life
November 14, 2018

Choosing Hope Against Hope

Regarding Abraham, “In hope against hope he believed, so that he might be the father of many nations according to that which had been spoken” – Romans 4:18 It is…

Faith
November 14, 2018

Longing for Home

I just want to go home. It’s a thought that has crossed my mind recently more often than I would have expected. My husband and I have been settling into…

Family Life
November 13, 2018

Enjoy It.

It seems to me that each year, we get more and more hasty. We’re rushing through Christmas to get to Valentine’s Day… then rushing through to the 4th of July….

Christian Life
November 13, 2018

Surrounded

A little while ago, Upper Room, a church in Dallas, released a song that goes, “It may look like I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by you.” After I contemplated the…

Reviews
November 11, 2018

REVIEW: The Hate U Give

There is a pastor that I know who is really gifted at making baptism feel really personal. As the person approached the fount, there would always be an exchange where…

Culture
November 11, 2018

A Tale of Two Churches

Since moving to New York City in August I’ve been attending C3 NYC, an evangelical multi-site church filled with hipsters in the city. However, recently I’ve been trying out several…

Family Life
November 9, 2018

On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is sneaky early this year, don’t you think!? How do I know it’s that time of year? I’ll tell you how, someone stole my sunlight! That said, it does…

Calling
November 7, 2018

Self to Lose, Self to Find

I’ve been reading Marilyn Vancil’s book, Self to Lose, Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types. Let me first start off by saying that I love…

Faith
November 6, 2018

Creating Space in Silence for God to Speak

A few weeks ago, I turned the radio in my car off. I think it was an annoying commercial that I was hearing for the millionth time that prompted me…

Uncategorized
November 5, 2018

Go Vote, but First

If you’ve spent any time on social media in the last few weeks, you’re aware of the new trend. Voting, for the first time in my lifetime (albeit a small…

Uncategorized
November 5, 2018

Moses and the Hero’s Journey

In the second part of our series on the Hero’s Journey, we are going to take a look at Moses’ story from Exodus. I’ll be using an excellent presentation on…

Calling
November 4, 2018

Clay Pots

For years, my oldest son has been obsessed with football. This summer, before he started ninth grade, he begged to play for his high school team. My husband and I…

Christian Life
November 4, 2018

The Reward You Seek

I think it’s vital that we take time to step outside of exclusively Christian literature or studies in order to realize that the Gospel runs deep inherently in the lives…

Family Life
November 2, 2018

Teach Them How to Pray

My daughter is 6. She’s been really interested in praying: the words we say, who we’re talking to, things we ask for, etc. Naturally, this has made me much more…

Family Life
October 31, 2018

When Your Dog Dies

When my vet approached me with blood test results from my Bichon, Frosty, it felt like a gut punch. She informed me that he had 75% kidney failure. Nothing much…

Christian Life
October 31, 2018

In the Trenches

I always say if you’re going to write, write from the trenches. Whatever tranches you’re in, whatever battle you are currently facing- talk about that. Here are the muddy walls around…

Culture
October 30, 2018

Live a Life Un-Offended

“Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins” – 1Peter 4:8 The love of Christ, If we truly receive Him, is never…

Christian Life
October 30, 2018

What Next

Jesus tells this story about these two guys. They both build houses. They both get caught in a hurricane. One of these houses is built on solid rock, so it…

Suffering
October 30, 2018

Tree of Life Synagogue and the Need for Weariness

Some families take vacations to Disneyworld. My family would vacation in Pittsburgh. This was partly because my grandparents lived there, partly because Pittsburgh is a wonderful city. I spent 12…

Family Life
October 25, 2018

I’m a Lover AND a Fighter

Guest Post from Patrick McCrary The other day I saw a guy wearing a retro-looking screen print t-shirt that read, “I’m a lover, not a fighter.”  I’ve never liked that…

Leadership
October 22, 2018

Moses, Jesus, and the Hero’s Journey

What is the Hero’s Journey? The Hero’s Journey is a concept from comparative mythology discovered/developed by renowned literature professor and mythologist Joseph Campbell. As he examined the various founding myths…

Reviews
October 21, 2018

REVIEW: The Cost of Being the First Man

What if you were the first person to set foot on the surface of something other than Earth? What if your achievement was the culmination of years of collective effort,…

Faith
October 21, 2018

A Reason to Trust

In times of crisis, in moments of uncertainty, amidst chaos, where do you turn? And, how do you turn? “I trust in God,” we say, as we anxiously pick up…

Christian Life
October 18, 2018

Sleep

I couldn’t sleep the night before last. I’m not sure what exactly caused it. Usually, my head hits the pillow, and I’m asleep in ninety-seconds. It drives my wife bonkos….