Personal Reflection, The Bible

Clinging to the Only Truth I Know Will Hold Me: A Poem

Note: A poem about the faithfulness of God's Word for someone dealing with an anxiety disorder. I've had a rough weekend with my anxiety over the last couple days. When it's high, it's so hard to trust anything, even the Word of God. This poem is a reminder to you, but most importantly to me,… Continue reading Clinging to the Only Truth I Know Will Hold Me: A Poem

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Christian Culture

Three Keys to Talking About “Hard Stuff” in the Church Context

This is part five of five in my five-part series on talking about the hard stuff within the church context. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 by clicking on the links.  I've been a lot more outspoken recently in groups of people about how I think the church is not willing to talk… Continue reading Three Keys to Talking About “Hard Stuff” in the Church Context

Personal Reflection

Comparisons Are Moot and Unnecessary in Light of the Gospel

I'm a big football fan. And by football, I mean European/South American/Latin American/African/everywhere-else-in-the-world football. For Americans' sake, let's just call it soccer. Every summer and every January, professional soccer clubs around the world scour the available market for new players. Fans and the media make comparisons on which players to acquire, which players to spend… Continue reading Comparisons Are Moot and Unnecessary in Light of the Gospel

Music, Personal Reflection

Fear Is Easy, Love Is Hard

Fear will leave you hiding in the dark But love will bring a light into your heart So do not be afraid, do not be afraid I've got to imagine that Jesus experienced some fear in the garden of Gethsemane. I've got to imagine that, along with the sorrow, He experienced fear. But, if I'm… Continue reading Fear Is Easy, Love Is Hard

Personal Reflection, The Bible

Lies I Believe and Truths I Must Hold Onto When I Give Into Temptation

So you've done it again. You've sinned in that way that you always find yourself sinning. You messed up. You put your foot in the wrong door. You ate a bad apple. Whatever analogy you want to give for it, you were tempted to sin and you quit fighting and gave in. One thing that… Continue reading Lies I Believe and Truths I Must Hold Onto When I Give Into Temptation

The Bible

The Right Response to Messing Up

I always struggled with how to respond to a bad grade in school. Hopefully, I won't have to deal with that for a while, now that I'm graduating and all. But there's been times where I've been pulled between two different responses: 1) Just let it go, not worry about, it's done, just do better… Continue reading The Right Response to Messing Up