Writing Exercise #1 – A Poem: “What’s the worst that can happen?”

For a creative writing exercise I took the 7th book off of my shelf (which happened to be No Ordinary Times by Doris Kearnes Goodwin), turned to page 7, read the 7th line, and was supposed to write a poem with 7 lines.  I couldn't make it work with 7 so I cheated and ended up with … Continue reading Writing Exercise #1 – A Poem: “What’s the worst that can happen?”

The Other Cross

There is a difference in claiming belief in the cross of Christ and following Christ. If you follow him he will inevitably bring you back to Calvary to another cross. It is not "the cross" but it is indeed a cross. This cross is not only a rite of passage for the Christian but a … Continue reading The Other Cross

Sleep On It

Ahh sleep... I can just feel it now.  Eyes heavy, thoughts floating upward like hot air balloons, slower breathing... **Toddler has bad dream and is staring at me with blanky and plush object of affection**  "C'mon buddy. Just for a minute, okay?" **Blinks away what's left of what could have been an uninterrupted snoring contest** Sleep … Continue reading Sleep On It

​Broken Blood Vessels – Thoughts on 2 Cor 4:7-18 “we have this treasure in jars of clay”

Whether I leak or pour this gospel it is still dispensed and will not return void. Am I not still in my Father's hands as a broken blood vessel?  Tipped or dripped, topped or dropped -- is not mine to say.  He empties my vessel in accordance with His good and perfect will and the … Continue reading ​Broken Blood Vessels – Thoughts on 2 Cor 4:7-18 “we have this treasure in jars of clay”

Thoughts on Philippians 2:1-11

When I was young I collected Hot Wheels. I remember bringing them to church and comparing cars with other boys at church. I remember comparing on how clean and shiny some cars were, how beat up others were (which was also a mark of quality), how many we had, and when we ran out of … Continue reading Thoughts on Philippians 2:1-11

The Bottom Line

These past few months have been an eye-opening experience for me, especially at my new job catering at Ashland University.  It's a great place to work and I'm impressed with how tight of a ship they run.  Everything is based off of contracts that are made from initial conversations from sales and marketing office.  We … Continue reading The Bottom Line

Jesus is Better

Jesus is better than your dream job, bigger than your budget, painfully aware of human limitation, and patient with sermon junkies. He leads by humble example, lets time do its thing, regards obedience better than sacrifice, and is mindful of our insecurities. He fans a smoldering wick into a blazing inferno, stands under the crushing … Continue reading Jesus is Better

How to Write a Cover Letter that the Boss Won’t Toss

If you're reading this post you're probably like so many others right now looking for work. Needing a good cover letter doesn't strike many as high on the priority list but it really does matter to many employers.  I haven't earned a PhD in cover letter theory... yet, but I have spent more time than … Continue reading How to Write a Cover Letter that the Boss Won’t Toss

The four people I met over the weekend. 

1. The Angel I need affordable temporary housing for my family. God is moving us but we don't know where yet. Our house is closing on October the 12th and we have to be out on the 19th per our contract. I didn't anticipate having to secure a rental but there is nowhere else to … Continue reading The four people I met over the weekend.