Every middle schooler knows you can’t trust everyone to be the same person in every situation. We feel pressure to be a certain way around certain people, to act in line with what will get us approval, or support, or money. We put on the stern, angry face at work to get our coworkers in line, […]Read more "Worthy of the Gospel"
Earlier this week I was out getting a bite to eat between classes and meetings, and I saw a woman with her son. I like to people watch when I’m out by myself. The son was obviously in a bad mood, stamping his feet just a little, huffing and puffing like he was a wolf […]Read more "For Your Sake"
Who is Jesus to you? This is one of the most important, if not the most important, questions we can answer. For 2000 years people have been arguing and answering this question in a variety of ways. For some people Jesus is a good teacher, offering platitudes for kind and generous living. For some people […]Read more "Far Better"
I have had many a heavy-hearted drive home in recent years. Many times when I have cried out to God for deliverance. Many times where I have looked at the situations in my life and just said, “God how can this be where we’re at? This story doesn’t feel done yet. Please don’t let this […]Read more "Courage Over Fear"
We like competing, but we don’t like competition… When we have the opportunity to compete, and we feel the adrenaline rush of fighting to win, it’s great, it’s exciting. When we are being competed against, often uninvited, when we feel threatened by the newer, the younger, the more talented, the more compelling, the better equipped, and […]Read more "Faithfully Dealing With Competition"
Life is hard sometimes. (Typing that felt like the understatement of the year and we’re not even a month in haha.) Life can be hard, suffering comes, anxiety rises. The deadlines approach, the family member gets sick, the friendship is on the wire. Suffering and hardship are part of the human experience. One of the […]Read more "Seeing the Story"
The Christian life is frustrating sometimes. I want nothing more than to be like Christ and live a life pleasing to God, but so often I find myself caught up in the ways and cares of the world. I remember hearing John Piper in a podcast one time say that the thing that frustrates him […]Read more "Christian Life and Growth"