Tag: purpose

Looking for home…

Greatness is forged in adversity and the only substance it cares about is character. Adversity purifies character. It makes it shine. This is the development of Christ likeness. We too often find ourselves in the “prosperity gospel.” It is a false notion that if…

Why not Wednesday? Going retro

Let’s face it, tradition for a long time got a bad rap. Often hailed as the opposition to change, tradition has an aspect of humanity we cannot run from. It grounds us. Allusions to the past, or retro, shows up everywhere and for quite…

Don’t Marry Your Dream by H Hamilton Comings

… H. Hamilton Comings is a dear friend and mentor of mine. There is great wisdom in connecting with pastors seasoned by life & ministry. This post on dreams is excellent. You can see his blog here… Dreams can be like a marriage. When…

Torn & Mended

This past Sunday was the most amazing life group. A small group, like many things becomes routine. It is part of weekly life. But the benefit of consistent involvement is that one amazing moment you will remember for a long time. This past Sunday…

Why not Wednesday? Discovery

We are a nation of the frontier. In middle school I remember reading an essay defending that idea. Without a frontier our nation is lost. I wish I had the foresight to keep the essay. Discovery landed for the last time today. I remember…

Why not Wednesday? Define and protect what’s #1

A comment by Lance Armstrong, on politics, stood out to me. Reading the morning news, I stumbled upon a USAToday article about Retirement 2.0. They asked Lance about his political ambitions. Below is the quote: … A second career in politics someday does not…

Hot Stuff: The Song of Songs

Song of songs is an incredibly important and needed book. I believe the book describes a young woman’s process to grown and maturity as she navigates the complexity of love, culture and who she is. The book helps us navigate the unquenchable fire of…

The Gospel According to Snow

We are fallen Exodus 4:6 The LORD furthermore said to him, “Now put your hand into your bosom.” So he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. Job 9:29-35 “I am accounted…

The Gospel first, The Gospel central

What if everything was fine Imagine no issues between couples, the husbands loving wives and wives honoring their husbands. No children being disobedient, growing in wisdom, stature and favor with men. In laws knew their place and no outlaws in disgrace. Imagine every gun…

Why not Wednesday? Return to basics Phil. 2:5-11

My high school gold team was in a slump. Coach did what coaches often do, give a fiery lecture that made you prefer warm eternal regions of existence and then drilled marched us into basics. Not swinging, putting, chipping, or driving. We practiced our…

A few of my favorite things…

The past few months I’ve been reflecting on thankfulness. I’m not Oprah bashing…Well… Maybe…So, in the spirit of the holidays, here is a few of my favorite things in no particular order: The Coffee Shoppe Experience This is a simple pleasure that a lady…

Manic Monday: Live to work?

Often we get stuck in the live for the weekend rut. God created us for work. Whether your job is what you like or not like, God placed you there. In life group we talked through what it means to “set our minds to…