Untitled Past

There are moments in life when our hearts bleed words, aching to somehow express the vast expanses of what lies inside. Moments when expression is nonetheless difficult, with words jumbled and thoughts overlapping, all trying to escape at once, moments when all of existence itself desires to be known....

When You’ve Blown It

This will be the most difficult post I’ve written. When I was very young, I had dreams. I know that all kids have dreams, but these were different. While I didn’t understand them at the time, I realized many years later that they were prophetic, a foretelling of a...

Five Loaves

Life has been kind of stressful as of late. My wife and I got married this past July, and at the end of November, we found out that she was pregnant. While that’s definitely cool and we’re excited, it’s also a lot sooner than we’d planned, and to be...

Digging For Answers

As most of you probably know by now, I don’t want to just believe what I believe because other people said so. I want to own my faith, to know why I believe what I believe, and not grow stagnant and content where I am. Over the last decade,...

Welfare And The Church

It seems that there is a lot of discussion about the state of the welfare system in our country, its pros and cons, ways it needs to be reformed, and how it affects our country. While I do agree that the welfare system does have good intentions at its...

Death Without Christ

Hell is one of those topics that most people tend to shy away from. It’s unpleasant to think about, let alone talk about, and it’s a topic that has the tendency to result in hard feelings, arguments, and controversy. While it’s pleasant to think about heaven and eternal bliss,...

Life With Christ

Following Christ is more than living according to a set of rules, checking off boxes as we walk through life. It is being involved in a living, dynamic relationship every day, every moment – communicating, sharing experiences, living life together. Like all relationships, our relationship with Christ will go...

Fear

Most of us are able to place one foot in front of the other and walk the white line along the edge of a bike path without any problem, and most likely, without having to think about what we’re doing. However, if we were to take that six inch...

Watching Seasons

As I have been walking out in the park over the last month, it’s been easy to see the transition of the world around me between summer and winter. What was a green, growing environment only a few short weeks ago has since eased through the color spectrum to...

Cleaning House

Our garage is a mess. The last few weeks have been very hectic for my wife and I, and on top of that, we’ve been rearranging things. Gutters have been installed, windows are being refinished, and a myriad of other projects have been undertaken as the cold fingers of...