More and more of my friends are arriving at a season of life I entered a decade ago. Unlike other stages of life, people don’t dream of this life stage. Many dread it. It’s not stored in anyone’s hope chest or added to a bucket list. It just happens–sometimes gradually and sometimes all at once–at least […]Read more "The Gospel for Caregivers"
The story of Abraham and Isaac is like a movie you watch time and again because you notice something new every time. Like all the best stories, it elicits a plethora of emotions. Inspired For years, I viewed this story as inspiration. Abraham obeyed without question and went through all the actions of sacrificing what […]Read more "Abraham and Isaac – Part 1"
Note: I wrote this for publication before the NFL and its players were in the headlines. However, I feel that it’s especially timely now. Domestic violence is no respecter of age, economic status, race or educational achievement. Fortunately, the gospel applies just as universally. In situations where hope seems lost, where evil seems to be winning, […]Read more "How the Gospel Applies to Domestic Violence"
As I walked past a construction area, I briefly caught the smell of cut lumber. It immediately transported me back to my childhood. My parents had an addition built on to the first house I ever lived in. Though I only carry a handful of memories from that house, the smell of cut lumber is […]Read more "When God Forgets"
Newsflash: your marriage is not about you! It’s not about procreation, although that happens. It’s not about happily ever after, as you well know if you’ve been married more than a couple of weeks. It’s not even about having a life partner who will take care of you when you’re old. Marriage is an allegory, […]Read more "The Gospel and Marriage: Why Marriage Isn’t About You or Your Spouse"
“Life just sucks.” She tried to control the emotion in her voice over the phone, but the tremor gave her away. “Yep. Sometimes it does.” I couldn’t argue with her. We live in a broken world, and sometimes that brokenness just sucks. With the effects of generations and generations of humanity’s sin, it’s no wonder. When […]Read more "When Life Sucks…"
I recently attended a new small group for the first time. Before I walked up to the host’s front door, I had to give myself a little pep talk in the car. “Just smile. That’s all you have to do this time. Smile.” Being an introvert means having an aversion to walking into a room […]Read more "What’s Your Legacy?"
If you have a Facebook account and have somehow managed to miss all the Buzzfeed quizzes, the title of this post may be lost on you. I happen to enjoy the quizzes, even though it’s obvious they have zero authority, no research to back them and are written by amateurs who have yet to learn […]Read more "Which Day of the Week Are You?"
It’s Holy Week, the week approaching my favorite holiday. As I think back on what Jesus was doing on this day all those years ago, I find Him living out the gospel even before His work on earth was finished. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, how would you spend your last […]Read more "Maundy Thursday"
I know some of my readers (translation: my family) would like to see posts more often. While I would love to post everyday, as a full time writer sometimes writing is the last thing I want to do at the end of the day. That being said, sometimes I get the opportunity to write about […]Read more "Writing the Gospel"