To introduce this post I want to tell a story. The story is of a man who went to battle and won many, many victories. He was a fearless warrior who seemed invincible because of his ability to leave battle without any injury. But one day, he was pierced by an arrow that had split […]Read more "Band-Aid Effect"
Our sexuality is at an all time crossfire. With the world giving us this “do what you feel” mentality it’s no wonder we are seeing so many sexual harassment and assault cases arising. We say, “Do what makes you happy” or “Do what you feel” but then when someone does what they feel and it […]Read more "Scandalous Times"
Just a short post on this day of Thanksgiving and joy. I never want to lose sight of the many things I have to be thankful for. Some of the things that I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for Jesus. My Jesus. The Only One who chose with everything He had to die in my place […]Read more "Thanks(ful)giving"
Blessings on blessings on blessings and lessons. 4. LISTENING– What a gift this is to have. To be able to listen to someone speak, or my favorite song (or any song, really) being played through my earbuds, or even simpler and quieter sounds of waterfalls or the wind outside while I’m falling asleep. It’s such […]Read more "No I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed (pt. 2)"
Last week a friend of mine challenged me to reflect on five blessings that God has given me in 2017. Her challenge was that with all of the stress of school, work, or sport it can be easy to think more of the negatives in this life or the things that “God hasn’t changed” for […]Read more "No I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed"
So I was at work a couple of weeks ago and I was trimming and pruning some of the pine trees around the yard and as I was in the midst of it I couldn't help but think to myself, "You know, these aren't actually that bad. I don't know why I have to trim […]Read more "Pruning Season"
I wrote the outline of this message on an index card a couple of years ago intending to one day write a sermon on it, and someday I will, but for now I want you to hear it in this moment. No matter what struggle you are coming up against or what pain you are […]Read more "Peaks and Valleys"