It's been a year since I was baptized. This is a significant landmark in my testimony because I knew my heart had to be in the right place for something so significant. I'd never been baptized before because I wasn't ready for the commitment. Commitment is a tough one. In the past, I had a … Continue reading A Year Later
American culture centers around the idea of being a leader. We're convinced that leaders are intelligent (both academically and emotionally), valuable, and desirable. Consequently, to label somebody as a follower is to insult their intelligence, value and desirability. We don't believe we can trust followers the way we trust leaders because they're just not commanding. … Continue reading On Being a Leader vs. a Follower
Does life feel dull? You are going through the motions, nothing exciting is happening, so you're just waiting for something really good or really bad to happen. Your relationships, your job, your hobbies, even your walk with God feel very still. Life's so still, it's stale! The plateaus have a way of churning unrest in … Continue reading Hit That Reset Button
Just a friendly reminder to be patient: To be patient with those around you. They will get there. To be patient with yourself. You will get there. To be patient with God? Wait on God. Be His servant--a server--a waiter who does what is asked when it is asked. Patience is preparation. Patience is understanding. … Continue reading Patience My Friend
Oh, how I needed this day to come. Summer ripens in August, the heat smothers you, the rain changes its patterns and becomes more unpredictable. You can count on it making its daily appearance but the routine of days before is crumbling. No more sun until 3pm and showers at 4pm. Around this point of … Continue reading August First
They say that the Bible is a mirror because it shows us exactly who we are. So, I encourage you to take it up and start fixing that outward presentation.
And I'm really sorry for the people who think they are only visual details. Or who think they will only go so far in life because the world receives their identity as a list of superficial details.