My Admission About Me, Jesus, and Loss of Hope

While on a mini-vacation with my wife this past week, I realized something about me and Jesus. I’m not sure why I feel the need to make it public, but I most definitely feel the need to make it public. I realized that, ever since my battle with severe and debilitating headaches (something I struggled […]

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Health Update – November 2014

It’s been a year now. A year of headaches, facial pain, toothaches, and neck pain. Every day for a year, some combination of those has joined me during the day. It’s beyond a minor thing, but I don’t live in the hospital either. More people live in worse pain than me than I can imagine. MIGRAINES […]

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The Calling of God

Scripture is littered with men and women who were called by God to a bigger life. But it’s hard to find more than two or three who were smiling and doing cartwheels as a result. That’s because the calling of God on our lives always involves restoration. You cannot be called by God without being called […]

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Just Survive Today

There is this thing that’s permeating Christianity and Christian churches these days. It sounds really great, and people are usually inspired when they first hear the message. I think I’ve helped spread the message. You’ve heard it, and it’s communicated in different ways. God has called us to thrive, not just survive. Find your destiny. […]

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How Can We Live With Noticeable Hope?

It was Christmas Eve 2011. Or 2010. I can’t remember. But I do remember that it was late, and I had a stronger-than-normal hankerin’ for a Combo Burrito, extra sauce, no onions from The Taco Bell. I was on my way home from our church’s Christmas Eve services, so I stopped by the TB for […]

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Grateful or Entitled?

I think the absolute opposite of thanksgiving is entitlement. Any sentence that begins with “I deserve…” works against the cultivation of a grateful heart. The more I say those words, the more entitled I become. I’ve learned to hide it on the outside, but on the inside I’m like a 15 year-old teenage girl rolling […]

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