The Normal Life of Jesus

I was in between jobs from June 2015 until January 2016. I had a job during that time but I had went from salary to hourly and a family of seven which means you cut deep into your budget to make as much room as you possibly can. I worked in the catering department at … Continue reading The Normal Life of Jesus

My Salvation Story

I grew up in a pastor’s home and came to a fundamental knowledge of the gospel at a young age, but didn’t have a saving knowledge of the gospel until I was a teenager. We moved around quite a bit which led to surface level relationships at best. This sounds like a diss on my … Continue reading My Salvation Story

How I really feel about pumpkins. Fight me.

I got to judge pies a couple years ago for a church function and tried to avoid any variation of pumpkin like Walmart but a buddy of mine made sure I got one. I distrust even well made pumpkin pies let alone the kind I got that had what seemed to have a Folgers coffee … Continue reading How I really feel about pumpkins. Fight me.

The Power to Descend

Adapted from Oswald Chambers, Morning and Evening, October 1 “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them” (Mark‬ ‭9:2‬‬‬). Most have had those times on the spiritual mountain where we get to see things from … Continue reading The Power to Descend

God’s Provisions for the Poor: Thoughts on Proverbs 13:23

“The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away” (Proverbs‬ ‭13:23‬, CSB‬‬). God is pleased when the needs of the poor are met. He has budgeted enough in the earth’s food economy to take care of the ongoing needs of it’s inhabitants in abundance enough for there not … Continue reading God’s Provisions for the Poor: Thoughts on Proverbs 13:23

Thank You Rich

Rich Mullins, who tragically died September 19, 1997, did more for Christian music than anyone I’ll ever know. His love for Jesus was contagious, loved people with a torch in the eye, and told the unblinking truth without hesitation. He said more in this musical manifesto than he knew in the moment. I’d like to … Continue reading Thank You Rich

Medication vs. Ambition

I may have lightened up too much... This time in 2008, I was headlong in planting a church in central Ohio. It was a season of life where everything mattered and there was little wisdom on choosing the right battles to fight. A few costly mistakes were made and I started to wager whether or … Continue reading Medication vs. Ambition

Fun with Words

There are so many words in the English language which we don’t question and have no idea how we acquired them. Our common American English traces its roots back through middle English, old English, Germanic (or old French), and finally Latin. Looking up words and their etymology (language roots) is pretty rad. Here’s a fun … Continue reading Fun with Words