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…

Let’s Party

For many of us tomorrow we will enter church doors to attend church. To sit and listen. Maybe we will even sing a few songs. I pray that for you tomorrow is not about going to listen to pastor Joe preach but rather to celebrate the living, transforming, redeeming love of God. Today, may we…

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…

I Want A Bowl… Well, Maybe Not

If you know me, you know I love all things food. To use the terrible phrase, “I am a foodie”. One of my favorite chefs to follow is Gordon Ramsey. It’s not just his brash candid talk that I love, but I love that he desires to do things right. In the short clip I…

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…

Love Cares Not Of The Past

Every Thursday I lead the discussion for a group of 20 Somethings. We talk about a wide array of topics but tonight was more relevant than usual.  We discussed capital punishment.  Overall the discussion was fantastic, but something began happening under the surface of the discussion.  I noticed that the more we talked about people…

The Greatest Need

The greatest need today is an opportunity to live.  We live in a world that honors death and destruction and we call it justice.  I have a hard time believing that what we view as justice is in reality revenge.  We give revenge the mask of justice so it can be accepted. It’s like Batman….

A Spot Of Tea

I’m in the middle of prep for my stop motion video shoot. It’s amazing to me that this shoot consisting of zero models, no assistants and no on location setup has been more time intensive than any shoot I’ve done to date. I’ve never shot stop motion and I have an impulse that whenever I…

Awareness Of The Ineffable

I’m in the midst of reading a brilliant book by Abraham Joshua Heschel called Man Is Not Alone.  I wish I could copy and paste massive chunks of text in the blog.  A section entitled Some Of Us Blush, has caused me to fall into deep thought tonight.  Here’s a small snippet. God is not…

Easier To…

A simple, quick question. Is it easier to love someone in such a way that all  you want is for them to experience redemption, or is it easier to push them away hoping they get what they deserve? With a beautifully cliched follow-up, what would Jesus do? Today, may hope radiate from within. May you…

Seating Chart

Today’s blog is more of a challenge and less of a blog. I’m challenged today to love the very people I dislike the most. That makes it sound like I hate everyone… What I’m trying to say is that you never know who you will find yourself sitting next to at the great banquet table….

Reminded To Love

Today has been filled with reminders of the attacks of September 11. What I find myself reminded of most is how Christians immediately wanted vengeance for what had been done. I was one of those people but my heart is in a different place now. Perhaps I don’t desire revenge because I see Christ loving…