The sun can be pretty bright. But all it takes is one hand raised between you and the sun to blot out its brilliance. By covering our eyes we can block the sun's light. With one outstretched hand, we can also block the light of God's Son. God's light continues to shine but we don't always … Continue reading Blot Out The Sun
Our sense of smell is amazing! Did you know that we can smell over 4,500 different odors? That's a lot of sniffing! Even memories can be linked to certain smells like your Grandma's perfume, your Grandpa's pipe, your mom's baking, or when your friends hair caught on fire. Smells can trigger feelings and emotions. If … Continue reading What’s That Smell?
My son is going to the dentist today and I'm nervous for him. I remember spending two and a half hours in the dentist chair last year getting a root canal! My tooth decided that it was no longer needed and the cells started self-decaying from the inside out. This kind of internal rot was about … Continue reading Root Canals & Rotten Hearts
A few years ago my wife and I tried to buy a house. I remember sitting at a table with the mortgage broker and thumbing through a giant stack of documents. It was a mountain of papers that covered everything from the mortgage to taxes, insurance to closing costs, and every other imaginable house buying … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, Delivered You’re His
I've had a rough couple of weeks. I've been struggling off and on with terrible headaches and bad sleep again. Not cool. That's why I haven't written in awhile, sorry! Sickness is my emotional achilles heal. It always makes me discouraged and upset. My family doesn't have a good track record of health. My father … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering?
This past month I started a journey through the New Testament alongside hundreds of others from Lifepointe. Part of this years vision as a church is to read God's word daily and personally dive deeper into it's life giving truth. With our awesome new Journey Guides we can journal something each day that challenged or … Continue reading Call Me Out On The Waters
A few years ago while I was working in Africa we visited an area of Kenya called Lodwar. It's the quintessential desert wilderness. With the temperature over 100 degrees and dry as a bone it seemed like an incredibly difficult place to survive. The wilderness is a place that tests your resolve. It tests your … Continue reading Embracing The Wilderness