Category - God

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...

The Work God Wants From You

If I were to ask you the question – “What kind of work does God want from you?” – what kind of answers would come to your mind? If you’re like me you probably start thinking about a whole slew of Christian virtues and actions. You probably think about healing people, praying for people and preaching the Gospel. Surely, that is primarily...

Living Life Out of Focus

I’m learning more and more just how easy it is to lose focus in life. As the seasons of our life change so does the difficulty of staying on course as a Christian. It’s not always bad things that cause us to lose focus either. Many times it is perfectly good things. Sometimes it’s a job, a hobby, a form of entertainment, a dollar amount or...

The Day After Easter

I don’t know what your Easter weekend was like, but I can bet it was a busy one. And if you serve at a church in some capacity, then I can bet you had a really busy one. Easter is one of the biggest weekends of the year for the Church. There is typically a much higher attendance and therefore a larger need for volunteers to accommodate the...