Prepare for Rejoicing – Advent

Last Sunday, I choked on toothpaste while getting ready for church. I accidentally inhaled it. I coughed, and coughed, as my lungs gasped for air. The coughing subsided but I could feel a burning in my chest just below my collar bone. Over the next few days, I developed a heaviness in my chest, my…

Changes and Advent

This time of year always calls me to come away and to quiet. Every year, I hear myself say the same thing, “If the leaves and flowers and all the living things around us in nature prune back, go dormant, and hide away for the winter. Why do we run, hustle more, and run at…

Ride the wave of breakthrough

Have you ever seen those movies where a guy is struggling in life and he meets the surfing guru and gets all wrapped up in the excitement and the vibe of conquering the surf? Yeah, these types of movies are great. They are full of emotion, hardship, training, discipline, overcoming, and at last victory. This sounds…

The bones about opinion

I’ve watch this show called Bones. It’s about a forensic anthropologist named Dr. Temperance Brennan and an FBI agent named Seeley Booth. It’s a fantastic show that you should totally watch. Anyway, I had finished an episode and at the end the FBI psychologist named Dr. Sweets, who is writing a book about Brennan and…

Who Decides?

Identity is a hot button topic in the world right now. Identity has become just a classification that expresses what we are. The world is stranger than I have ever remembered. Human beings have figured that they can just decide what they are. I am not about to get into the muddy waters of the…

Jesus is Better

This week, I have been pondering the topic of faith. I come across so many people struggling with their faith, disconnected from their faith, or with little faith. I am no stranger to these very same things. When life gets hard, circumstances are difficult, relationships are strained or my heart feels broken I too struggle,…