So I don't like writing the words "suck" or "sucks." It has a lot of negative connotations, especially for the older crowd. And I get it. There's a sexual meaning behind the work that leads to some people viewing it as a bad word in situations where it doesn't involve a vacuum or a straw. … Continue reading Laziness and Idleness: They Suck
Note: This is the continuation of a series on the idea of not giving up in different scenarios. Previous posts include entries on work and relationships. The previous posts have not had a particular audience, it can be applied generally. But my heart is for the Church, for the body of Christ. So the next two … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: Even When You’re Depressed and Anxious Like Me
We are a people of extremes. It's very rare we find ourselves in the middle of something. I think of the presidential candidates who try to work both sides of the aisle in Congress as one of the more startling examples of trying to be in the middle. It's not going to work. At the … Continue reading Sometimes I Hate the Church. And That’s Never Good.
I'm a pretty fearful guy. I'm scared of a lot of things. Bugs, taking risks, going into the unknown. But nothing scares me more than death. I was reading the story of Lazarus in John 11 this morning and I began to ponder death, when it comes, how I'll feel, etc. There's a very real … Continue reading Wanna Know What Terrifies Me? Death.
John 9 is an interesting chapter of Scripture. It's dedicated solely to the story of a man born blind whom Jesus decides to heal. Verses 1-7: As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” … Continue reading Our Instabilities Aren’t Wasted. They’re Simply Magnifiers of God’s Greatness.