Category - God

Why Every Moment Really Does Matter

Hearing your name is one of the most comforting things in life. It starts as a child, when your mom or your dad calls your name to come inside for dinner. When your best friend shouts your name in the school halls. When your child calls you, “Mom-ma” or “Da-da” for the first time. A name means a lot, especially when...

Peace Isn’t About Being Comfortable

When I pull up to order a coffee at my local Starbucks I rarely have to pronounce my order. Before I can finish my sentence, the barista chimes in and finishes my request. “One grande, blonde roast coffee – light  cream.” Every day. Every morning.  It’s actually become somewhat of a joke among the employees. I can’t help it;...

5 Lies the Enemy Convinced Me to Believe

Growing up I watched my fair share of cartoons. In nearly all of the cartoons, when a character would make a bad decision it was the fault of a red-faced, pitch-fork-carrying devil on their shoulder. This imagery formed a notion in my mind that the devil only shows up when we are faced with a decision of obvious right or wrong. As I’ve read the...

The Voice That Fills Our Voids

Have you ever tried watching a movie with a lot going on around you? Maybe you sat next to a “talker” or a “question asker”  and before you know it the credits are rolling and you have missed the main parts of the movie. All you are left with is a wasted 2 hours and a lot of confusion. When you miss the main parts of a...

Jesus Died for Relationship

Well, it is that time of year again. This Sunday is Easter and if I had to guess church services, grandma’s house and Easter egg hunts will fill the majority of your day. This is considered the Super Bowl weekend of the church world and it is quite easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of it all. However, as you participate in church...

5 Reasons Why I Hate Religion

I have a confession to make. To some it may sound shocking, especially considering I write faith based blog posts, but…. I hate religion. Now, before you think I have gone off the deep end and I’m renouncing my faith – please understand what I mean by “religion”. When I say religion, I’m not talking about a...

How I Learned I Was Praying Wrong

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith, but if I’m being honest, prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with God. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. I struggle with finding a quiet place and getting alone in my “prayer closet.” I struggle...

3 Reasons We Should Stop Hiding Our Mess

Recently my wife and I were having some company over to our home and we began a frenzied effort to clean things up a bit. It wasn’t like the house was a complete mess – we just didn’t want someone else to see our lack of organization and a few things out of place. I’m sure we aren’t the only people who do this, though. It’s part of...