The concept of prayer can be as varied as the cultures and religions who practice it. All over the world people participate in prayer in many different ways. The Tibetan Prayer Flags, for example, are a beautiful symbol. I’ve known guys who have them hung in their garage or outdoor stores. But the truth behind … Continue reading Prayer
Easter. Such a unique holiday. Its value really spans the spectrum. If you are a Christian, it is simply the single most important holiday on the calendar. If you are not a Christian, it is simply a beautiful day to celebrate the changing of the season and an animal with a furry cotton tail. So, … Continue reading Easter. Now What?
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it... It is amazing to me no matter how long I live or how many years I’ve had a relationship with Jesus, these song lyrics ring true in my life. It doesn’t matter how many times I have drank deep from the polluted wells of this world that leave … Continue reading Preventing Idols – Yeah, Even the Good Ones
With the privilege to serve in College and Young Adult Ministry for almost ten years comes the frequent question, “how do you know when you’ve found the one?” If it's not that question specifically, it is a conversation about whether or not a guy or a girl can imagine themselves marrying a specific someone. I … Continue reading Love Who Your Spouse Is? Or What Your Spouse Does?
Here is what I know. Officially seven days into Mr. Donald J. Trump’s presidency there have been two nation-wide protests/riots. That is roughly one nation-wide protest/riot per every 3.5 days. What is a little bit comical to me, is if even only 25% of our church membership protested/rioted at our church as a direct result … Continue reading Here is What I Know
This time of year never fails to pull the heart strings of us all. I’m probably a bit of a softie, but I can hardly watch a Christmas commercial these days without tearing up! If you are a Christian, clearly this time of year is one that causes us to reflect with intense gratitude on … Continue reading Who Serves the Least of These?
It’s a pilgrimage, really. Single. Married. Married with children. It doesn’t matter. It’s inevitable for us all. Returning home. “Home for the Holidays” as they call it. Thanksgiving or Christmas – the feeling is the same. You figuratively and literally put on pause the life you have built, have come to know as the new … Continue reading Hometown Lesson