The Edge of Suffering

Thoughts of what a life best lived have been circling my mind as of late. When the circumstances of life puts a neon sign in front of you saying “You may not have much time” cracks begin to form in your thoughts. When I was little I couldn’t wait to grow up and do what... Continue Reading →

The Tension

“I waited patiently for the Lord to help me…” (Psalm 40:1) The tension of waiting for the Lord is a difficult thing. Like a taut rope I hang in the balance of patience, not knowing what the end of the rope might look like. I want to be a good steward, a good example for... Continue Reading →

The Feast

As I walk my path I look ahead and see a daunting giant waiting ahead for me. He is an ugly beast with a snarling face grinning at me. We have had a terrible past that has brought much pain and suffering. My body is marked with scars from our battles and as I limp... Continue Reading →

Faith Muscles

There are two simple truths I have held tightly in my fists over these last couple of years. So tight that at times it felt as though my nails were digging into my skin and making my hands bleed. These truths were so gritty for me because they produced a daunting courage and a tireless... Continue Reading →

Goodness of the Moment

  One of the truths that was a constant encouragement for me during these last few months was that my Jesus makes everything good. When we look through the lens of Christ we see even the dirtiest, toughest situation produce good. Sometimes He gives us little glimpses of the good parts during the hard parts.... Continue Reading →

The Commission

Let's break the mold of vulnerability. Let's talk about the gritty. The uncomfortable. Our nation needs revival. Our churches need freedom. People need to be loved. I'm tired of normalcy and the complacency it brings in our lives. I'm sick of the sin of doubt and security creeping into the minds of wild revivalists and... Continue Reading →

His Exaltation

We do not control our words once they leave us. They can cause damage whether intended or blind. They can also dance off our lips in praise of truths such as heavenly affirmation, bold encouragements, and sincere forgiveness. Words can be life giving or cut like a thousand swords. Words are powerful. They are an... Continue Reading →

Exalted Scars

Why do we face adversity? Some would say that it is simply so that we lean on God. Without trials we would not need a savior. That, however, is to dumb down our relationship to a one way street. We only take what is so freely given when it is convenient for us to do... Continue Reading →

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