People always tell me I look like my mom. When I was younger I used to hate it, don’t tell me I look like a girl. Now I get it, I have my mom’s eyes, her hair, the family resemblance is clear. When people see me and my mother in the same place, it is […]Read more "Children"
Significant experiences stay with us. Too often though, we let the wrong things shape our lives. The field of psychotherapy exists because we have a major problem with letting the wrong things shape our lives. Growing up with an overbearing and controlling father figure can lead to issues with male authority figures later in life, […]Read more "Cross"
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would say things like, “Well if all your friends were going to jump off a cliff, would you do that too?” I heard this a few times growing up. There was my first cell phone. All my friends had them, so obviously I needed one too. […]Read more "Context"
This is the fourth post in my Creature series, check out the rest here. I hear people talk all the time about feeing called to do something. Sometimes it’s a career. “Teaching is my calling, I hate the kids but I just feel like this is what I’m supposed to do.” Sometimes it’s a hobby. […]Read more "Calling"
Having served in student ministry for about 5 years now, I’ve seen good leaders and bad leaders. I’ve seen people make radical impacts on the lives and futures of young people, and I’ve seen people stay on the fringe and miss out on the joys and kingdom-shaking work that God could have done through them […]Read more "4 Essential Qualities in a Youth Leader"
Anyone who knows me knows that sports are not really my thing. If you are picking teams, do not pick me I will probably not help your chances of winning. It’s not that I’m not athletic, but I truly and honestly just don’t understand the positions. I never have, and I really don’t care about […]Read more "Creature"
We run after what we think is valuable. We chase the things we think will give us satisfaction, joy, and worth. The things we treasure become the goals we drive toward. For some people it’s a vision of the good life. A nice house, a lot of cars, and a great retirement, so they build […]Read more "Center"