How often do you feel despised, rejected, or alone? Like God is not there or not listening? I believe this is important because now I know that Jesus himself felt that way. Even though he wasn't alone, he felt it. He understands me when I feel that way, too!
A RESPONSE to John Pavlovitz John Pavlovitz's original article was posted on his blog. It was very stirring & made me think. Thanks, John! Sometimes I wonder if I will have gay children. I wonder if any of them will end up divorced, wealthy, in a live-in relationship, abused, overseas, addicted, homeless, or if they will be married … Continue reading If I Have Gay Children
This is as transparent as I've ever been on my blog before... A little while back, my life-coach challenged me to journey back in time, visiting each season of life, trying to remember what I learned and what made me feel alive. This connect-the-dot, bread-crumb-trail-through-time exercise has created something wonderful for me. I hope you enjoy... Childhood // … Continue reading My Life . . . Connecting the Dots
Fear can be an evil dictator, a ruthless warden of the mind, and a steel chain of bondage. It forces many to do the unthinkable... forcing a servant to bury his master's silver in the backyard. Making Peter swing his sword and cut off Malchus' ear. Driving Abraham to father an illegitimate son. Convincing Jonah to buy a ticket and get into a boat. Whispering murder and cover up to Moses. Here are three secrets to fearing less...
This weekend, my family attended the estate auction of my grandmother... There were several things that would make the people on those antique reality shows drool. I smiled at the thought as my wife and I walked along the tables looking at everything. But then it happened…we walked by a box of wooden shelves and I saw the crescent moon with a stairwell going from one landing at the bottom of the moon to a landing at the top.
In order to provide for our families, we work more hours or more jobs. We spend more time at work or looking for work knowing good and well our family needs the husband and father around more. But something occurred to me a while ago; the large company I work for doesn’t want me working more. In fact, the company doesn’t want me at all. If you spend the majority of your day working and reading/studying the Bible so you can provide for and lead your family, what are you left with when you realize you work for a company that doesn’t want you and serve a God that doesn’t need you?