I used to spend a lot of time concerned with the past. I would mull around in my headspace for hours about the fool I was, the mistakes I made, the ignorance with which I conducted myself, and the arrogance I maintained. I would beat myself up about it. I would lose precious moments in the Now paying my … Continue reading #14 The Power of Release
Coming home from grabbing an early meal at Chic-fil-a, my wife is on the phone with her mom explaining her new summer schedule for work. I am stopping and going with traffic trying to get back to the interstate to get home in time to get to basketball practice. I check my rear view mirror, and I see a car going full speed coming up on us while we are at a dead stop.
The finality of a "calling" scares the rational side of my brain. It makes me feel claustrophobic or something. I get this antsy feeling in my skin. This anxious weight of the rest of my life begins to plague me. What is it about the future that is so scary...
A prohibition on coffee... Sounds AWFUL. Did you know that there was once a push in England in 1674 to outlaw coffee? There is no substance in the world outside of coffee that I would care if it were banned. For coffee, I would jump into action. I would look like Batman showing up just … Continue reading #11 I’ll Make a Man out of You
I feel bombarded with you. I open Facebook and all I see is your stuff. I see your happy days... I exclusively see your happy days. I am only able to see all the ways you are enjoying life, or I see the way you want all of your Facebook Friends to see your life. … Continue reading #10 Into the Void
I continue to have the thought that Thomas is my favorite apostle. Not just because Nickel Creek did an amazing song called Doubting Thomas (what a song!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH_4-IhEhBA I actually find a lot of hope in this song about doubt that is so beautifully sung. I find that my sanctification process carries the same truth in … Continue reading #9 Doubting Thomas Brings Life
I just finished walking through the Gospel of John with my 8th-grade class at school. In this journey, which has taken all year, I have been struck by a few stories that I cannot seem to shake. First, I want to point out that in John's Gospel it does not seem that Jesus' only task … Continue reading #8 The Gospel of Life
Standing in the chill of the morning, watching the air pressure increase on the dial (in my head I am chanting, "Twenty-nine, twenty-nine, twenty-nine") waiting for it to reach 29 PSI, and I realized that I am not good at being patient. I am also not good at planning ahead.
What is our truest reality?
How can we escape the Haze?