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…"
What role, if any, does trust play in having/attaining peace? Do they go hand in hand? Can you have one without the other? Curious to know what people think… This was the Facebook status for a friend of mine recently. She poses an interesting question. You cannot have shadows without light. You cannot have gravity […]Read more "Peace and Trust"
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 It’s no secret that I dislike mornings. The only thing I see they have going for them are breakfast and donut shops, sunrises and […]Read more "The Gospel and Mornings"
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?"
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"
If you saw the title of this post and assumed I would tell you a warm-hearted story about how I shared the gospel with the cashier of the grocery store, you were wrong. Sure. I interacted with cashiers and other people in the check-out line with me. But from their perspective, I was no different […]Read more "Grocery Shopping and The Gospel"
It’s been too long. I know. For a while I didn’t have anything to say. Then I had too much to say. Now I’ll just ease you in. Yesterday was a politically charged day. I’ll save those posts for later. In the meantime, television. When I was first introduced to Criminal Minds (HT: KNS), I […]Read more "The Gospel and TV… or Why I Watch Criminal Minds"
When you think of idol worship, more often than not, you probably picture an image of a golden calf like the one Aaron made for the Israelites while Moses was talking to God. If you’ve had the opportunity to travel outside the United States, you may have seen some that looked like these: in places […]Read more "American Idols–not the reality show; simply reality"