Tag - peace

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;...

What To Do When Life Gets Busy

The month of January may have been the busiest I have ever felt in my life. So many great things happened and it seemed like they all happened at once. In the span of the past month we learned we were having a baby boy, our house sold, we moved out of our house, we signed a contract on a new house, we made a bucket list trip to North Carolina and...

Living in Peace When the World Panics

If you have watched the news or read the headlines in the last few weeks you have probably heard about the outbreak of the Ebola disease. Every major network is airing around-the-clock coverage and every detail is being broadcast concerning the sickness. Unfortunately, this disease is also creating widespread panic. As our TVs and phone screens...

How a Church Changed My Life

few years ago I thought my wife and I were going just to visit the “new church in town”. In my mind it was just another Sunday, just another church. The first few times we stepped foot into the church that we now call home, it wasn’t with complete certainty or comfort. In fact, I had personally set my mind firmly against a few...

Where God’s Grace is Sweetest

For so much of my life I thought that God was indifferent towards me. I felt like I had to achieve some kind of spiritual status for Him to care. I bought into the exhausting idea that as long as I was praying, attending, and serving then I deserved His attention.  While I now know that isn’t true, I sometimes catch myself trying to revert...

Birds in a Snow Storm

This morning I made some coffee, sat down with a fresh cup, and stared out the window at the falling snow. At this point, the entire yard was completely covered in a blanket of fluffy white. All except for one small patch underneath my wife’s Jeep. It was there that several birds were hopping about and pecking at the ground. It was their safe...