My wife and I have once again embarked on the stressful journey towards buying a home. We have enjoyed our renting days but the time has come to step out into a new chapter called ownership. Suddenly, I realized there was a spiritual lesson going on under the surface. All too often we treat our … Continue reading Jesus Is Not For Rent
When I was a kid I remember reading those “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories. Each story had periodical pauses where you had to choose what to do next. It would say things like, “If you want to try to swim the river turn to page 23″ or “If you head back into the jungle turn … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure
In Christian culture we are good at telling our kids to stay away from immorality, substance abuse, violence, cheating, and other “terrible” sins. We warn against their destructive outcomes and explain that they are against God’s ways. But there is one danger I don’t think parents or even pastors take seriously enough and that’s busyness. … Continue reading The Slow Club
Before I got engaged I told my future wife, Kimberly, that I had a few conditions. We would never have a cat, I would never sleep on the couch, and I wouldn’t do dishes. Nearly 10 years of marriage later and I’ve been reformed in two of those areas! We all have things we don’t … Continue reading Shirk Week!
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
Who doesn’t love that new car smell? Or the smell of a new book. Or the feel of a new iPhone. We each have that category where we can’t wait to have the new one. We often transfer that same insatiable desire for newness onto our relationship with God. We want something new from Him … Continue reading The Past Smells Good
Take a deep breath. Is there not more oxygen left for your next breath? And the next one? Pluck a leaf off of a tree. Will there not be another leaf to grow in it’s place? Watch the waters of the ocean retreat from the sandy beach. Won’t there be another wave return to the … Continue reading Rhythms of Grace