(4 Minute Read) Since I was a little kid I’ve had an attraction to people. Not like a science-fiction connection, that would be weird. Although I wouldn’t mind being a character in Harry Potter. It’s an empathetic connection. Yet, until I was twenty years old I didn’t realize that’s what it was. I honestly thought […]Read more "Someday is Today"
(3 Minute Read) In spite of nearly every person on earth offering up their opinion on the coronavirus, I want to give you mine. This will be a quick post because I don’t want to add to the noise and the clutter of life, so if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of opinions you […]Read more "Me, You, and the Coronavirus"
(5 Minute Read) I wrote this last September but I was scared to share it. My hope is that you’ll receive it with grace. I went into the summer of 2018 with one purpose: To have my eyes transformed to see Jesus as friend in my life, and to become a closer friend to Him. […]Read more "Jesus, My Friend"
I had two concussions this past year as a result of playing football, and if I’m being honest they have left me in a lot of pain. Not so much physically, although they brought headaches and pressure to my head, but more so mentally and emotionally. I’ve never had any diagnosed concussions until this year, […]Read more "Healthy"
Uganda, Africa. 2018. It has taken me a long time to even think about writing about our trip to Africa (or write at all, really), and although I’ve now thought about it a few times, I don’t know how to put it into words, really. But I’m going to try. There was so much that […]Read more "Becoming A Child, Again"
A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in class and we were watching a debate between an atheist and a theologian. Both of them were brilliant, absolutely brilliant men, with Doctorate degrees, and the debate was very interesting, with both sides presenting conflicting but still intertwining points. What I mean is that science and […]Read more "Homesick"
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)"
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"