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"
So, I went to the dentist yesterday for some teeth cleaning. And it hurt..really bad. You might think I’m being dramatic, but I’ve gone through years of braces, teeth pulls, cavities, and lip numbing so I know pain from the dentist, and I really don’t think any of those things hurt as bad as today […]Read more "Deep Cleaning"
Since I posted the first rendition of “Time” I have thought a lot about some of the things I left out on accident or some of the things I maybe didn’t touch on that I wish I would have. Hopefully this one covers all of my thoughts. One of the biggest things I want to […]Read more "Time (pt.2) "
David and Goliath is a familiar story for most everyone; if you don’t know the actual story you have at least heard reference to it in sports or in work–when the tiny one (the one counted out, the weak one) conquers the thing that has always stood in their way. When we think of the […]Read more "Giants Fall"
Man, God is so faithful. I’m not really a big person on new years resolutions, but over the past couple of years I have participated in the #MyOneWord project with my family and a few friends and although I haven’t always been completely committed to it, I have seen so much growth in it. In […]Read more "New Year, Renewed Me"
In the midst of our roller coaster type of lives it’s easy to get “caught up” in the busyness that so easily ensares us all. I know for me personally I get so distracted by being distracted that I distract myself from reality…if that makes any sense. In the season of busyness and especially in a […]Read more "Remember the Call (pt. 2)"
This post was written by a good friend of mine (who wanted to remain anonymous) a few months ago who is starting her own exciting adventure today. One filled with a lot of uncertainty and question about the future, but as we’ve both discussed many times, we have dreams that need to be chased down […]Read more "Compass"
“I’m living for more than just a funeral.” Time is such an odd idea. Like the fact that there is this idea of something called “a minute” and then 60 of those add up to a thing called “an hour” and then 24 of those equal “a day” is just WILD! Who says that these […]Read more "Time"