A New Study

I’ve been out of college for years now and it’s been a good bit of time since I last attempted an in depth study of scripture. Well, I suppose that’s not completely true. I lead discussion on Thursday nights for our 20 something’s round table style discussion group, so I’ve studied for those. But even…

A Note In A Book

I picked up a book tonight that I’ve been longing to read in hopes that I might find inspiration, drive, fuel, and the like.  What I found was love. Crazy?  There is that possibility. When I sat down at my desk, leaned back in my chair and swayed side to side skimming bits and pieces….

The Leisurely Stroll

Tonight in our round table discussion group we discussed living a life that is ironic.  We have detached ourselves from our beliefs in a way that puts just enough distance between us and what we find in scripture or even what we feel like God is urging us to do, that we can not do…

Today Is The Beginning

Start something bigger than you could ever expect to take on. Start something that is bigger than you. Bigger than your ego. Bigger than your imagination. Look deep within and search for the answer to this question – what does your heart long for? Take your time to answer. When you have it, allow yourself…

The Beauty of Flight

Are the things in your life that you are not wanting to let go of the very things keeping you from doing what God has wired you to do? Often we don’t jump off the cliff into the unknown because we love the security of the stable ground.  We like to cling to what we…

Once Known as The Way

What is your reason for seeking God? Is it for an eternity in heaven? Is it to not go to Hell? Is it to make you feel better? Is it because its what you’re supposed to do?. Is it for you? If it’s yes to any of these, I would say that you probably aren’t…

All Else Can Drift

I am about to dive head first into a book that I was suggested by my good friend Allen Weathers. If this opening quote sets the tone, you could guess that I’m stoked about reading the rest. THERE IS A DEEPER PORTION OF OUR BEING THAT WE RARELY ALLOW OTHERS TO SEE. CALL IT A…

Waiting For What?

Isn’t waiting the hardest part. I don’t think it’s even about patience. I think it’s about our fear of the outcome. We fear it being the worst, but we also fear it being the best. What’s interesting is how waiting becomes less difficult when you see the beauty in the here and now. If we…

We Need More

In a world filled to the brim with excess, I often, if not always, advise against excess, but today I’m advocating it. I want to advocate all of us creating a life filled with excessive diversity. We need diversity, especially in e church. We are still segregated and it’s tragic. Martin Luther King Jr once…

Stuck

Today, I’m stuck.  I’m stuck with where to move next.  I’m stuck with what the “next right step” looks like.  I’m stuck with feeling like I’m spinning my wheels in the mud.  There’s no solid ground beneath me, I’m simply digging farther down. It’s a difficult place to be in.  I know the encouragement I…

Find Your Muse

Often in life we find ourself living the typical American 9-5. We get up, get our kids ready for school, drop them off, go to work, come home, eat dinner with the family (if they don’t have a million extracurricular activities going), then we relax with a few hours of TV and finally bed. In…

Right or Wrong? Wrong or Right?

I’m wondering if we are afraid to be wrong? I think that for me, personally speaking, I’m okay with being wrong in some areas of my life. I handle being wrong when it’s things that are more easily changed.  But when it falls in my interpretation of scripture or my outlook on God, Jesus, the…

What’s It Going To Be?

Today, what’s it going to be? Will you continue to walk on the paved, often swept, pebble free path of the modern stereotypical american christian life? or Will you choose to go off the path and into the wilderness, where the unknown awaits?  The possibility of attack lurks around every bend.  At times, there is…

A Jewish Mystic

I have this thought, this question, that is setting up a permanent home in my soul… I wonder, is the idea of being a “Christian” our excuse to justify our actions and our own selfish desires, or do we really desire to leave all of this American materialistic bliss behind to follow nomadic jewish mystic…

Spotty Teachings

I recently joined the REVOLUTION!!!  Well, I’m not sure it’s the Revolution, but I did join Spotify.  If you don’t know what Spotify is, take a quick jump to the site.  The gist –  it is a music sharing website.  You can share your music with other Facebook friends and they can share their music…