Lorde’s hit song, Tennis Court, contains a lyric that captivates me. “It’s a new art form, showing people how little we care.” Part of me wonders if she wrote that after scrolling through her Facebook newsfeed on a midweek afternoon. She probably didn’t. But that lyric perfectly illustrates one ugly, uncomfortable truth: you and I … Continue reading Hey Christians, I’ve Got a Bone to Pick with Your Facebook Rants
Are disciples even real? They seem illusive. People you talk about but don’t really see. Kind of like a magician that does something amazing right before throwing down a cloud of smoke and disappearing. I’ve head the word “discipleship” thrown around, but all I see are two people getting coffee while one talks about her problems. It … Continue reading Are Disciples Even Real?
I had never quite known distress until I cut my first onion. The innocent act of attempting to make a burrito bowl was sabotaged when the essence of onion drifted up to attack my eyes. Suddenly, I was completely undone. I couldn’t see. Tears came unbidden to my eyes. Forget the burrito bowl. I was going … Continue reading Perspective
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’ve all heard this phrase before. It means that what you project on the outside doesn’t define who you are on the inside. Because the cover is the smallest part of who you are. I don’t believe in this phrase. When I browse for new books I look only at … Continue reading Judge My Cover
“I need to thank you for saying ‘no’ to me.” How often do you thank people for rejection? If you’re like me, I’m assuming never. Rejection is not something we thank people for. No one likes rejection, giving it or getting it. Being turned down, whether for a job or a date or anything else, … Continue reading Thank You for Your Rejection
Not long ago I watched a video online. Not shocking in and of itself, but this one was different. This video was called “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross”. In the video ISIS soldiers beheaded 21 men of the Coptic Christian church, with the promise of more violence to come. … Continue reading Declaration of War
Have you ever driven to a coffee shop for a first date expectant, curious yet completely nervous? Have you ever waited in a receiving room for an interview with ideas and questions swirling in your head? Have you ever had expectations of what you thought the current season in your life would look like only … Continue reading When God Wrecks Our Expectations
I realize the issue I’m about to address is a complicated one with many issues and nuances surrounding the subject. Please view this as the start of a conversation and an invitation into the process of change. There is a serious lack of men in the church and in the mission field these days. Many … Continue reading 5 Ways Men of God Can Step Up
“…and they brought to him all who were sick and implored him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.” –Matthew 14:34-35 “For the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites.” –Matthew 15:6 When … Continue reading Who Am I Really?
Last year was absolutely the best, most painful, most wonderful, most gut-wrenching year of my life to date. Naturally, it’s been a cakewalk to talk about the beauty, but I’ve shied away from the ugly. Out of this season, I have learned that in order to make pain meaningful, I have to be willing to … Continue reading It’s Not All About Me.