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"
“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"