When I was a kid, my aunt paid me to come destroy a fence in her yard. She was getting rid of it and going to build a new one. A child at the time, I knew I could destroy something. Especially if I was being paid! But I wasn’t equipped to build. It was... Continue Reading →
Dr. Preston Sprinkle wrote these timely words I would like to share and comment on: "You can't disagree until you actually understand what it is you're disagreeing with. Real dialogue in search of the truth only happens when people on both sides of a conversation are willing to hear all the evidence, even evidence that threatens... Continue Reading →
I like things fast and immediate. The cheetah was my favorite animal growing up because of how fast it could run. I quit baseball when I was in tee-ball because it was too slow, and I took up soccer, where the activity never ended. I get frustrated when I don't have good service or WiFi... Continue Reading →
Have we been doing it wrong? Have we been taught faulty strategies? It’s something every Christian knows they should do. Many even desire to do it. But desire and action don’t always line up. It’s something every Christian has heard about, been encouraged to do, and probably even tried to do at some point. But... Continue Reading →
I was reading this past week and came across a quote by Oswald Chambers. Though the quote is attributed to others as well, such as Leonard Ravenhill. I honestly don't know all that much about Oswald, or Leonard, but I've seen him quoted a decent amount by various Christian authors I read and respect. And... Continue Reading →
Margin. It is the space between tasks. It is the rest between the busyness of life and responsibility. And it's honestly kind of a bad word. Or, at least, the average person's actions might say so. I think margin is something we all want. We definitely NEED it. But we find too little of it.... Continue Reading →
"Would you be willing to shine your light, even if you were the only one?" It can be hard. It can be discouraging. It can be lonely. It can be costly. But it is worth it. Would you shine your light for the glory of God, even if you were the only one?
It’s been popular for a long time… It’s been on T-shirts and wristbands and bumper stickers… WWJD: What Would Jesus Do? It's a great question to ask, facing many different situations and circumstances. I would love to see this question come back into popularity, and actually change what we do and how we live. Asking... Continue Reading →
I wonder if we would be collectively more successful in our New Year's Resolutions if we did this kind of thing more than once a year...
Dangerous Virtues: How to Follow Jesus When Evil Masquerades as Good by John KoesslerMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThere are many books written that will not stand the test of time. They are nice books, helpful for a moment, but not enduring.This book, Dangerous Virtues, is not one of those. I believe it is a... Continue Reading →