It Will Pummel You

Tonight I would like to offer you a quote from my dear friend Allen Weathers.  I heard Allen say this several months back.  It still effects me just as much today as it did the first time I heard it. I simply want to ask you to read this thought. Allow your mind to process…

The Exxon Valdez

There is a brilliant song by the band mewithoutyou called “A Glass Can Only Spill What It Contains” which was passed on to me by a good friend.  The song is worth a listen and you should do so.  But it was the title from the start that spurred my thinking.  My pondering can, at…

Violence of Christianity

Today I wanted to share something that recently inspired me again. I say ‘again’ because I heard Peter Rollins give this talk at the Poets Prophets and Preachers conference I attended in Grand Rapids in 2009. I hope you are inspired as well. Today, may you find love. May you give all of yourself for…

It’s Changing

Allow love to be my foundation and purpose for all that I do during my day has really change the way I view everything.  It is changing my perspective. Once again, God is shifting my perspective.  These are usually incredibly tough on me spiritually, but at this moment, this shift is beautiful. Today, may your…

Set Love Free

So much of our life is consumed and saturated with everything but love.  We can convince ourselves that Love is in this or Love is why we do that, but do we ever just live life fueled with Love and nothing else? I want to begin to love in a way that it is the…

It’s Found In The Valley

For the past two days I’ve been incredibly down.  I’ve felt like someone spiritually ran me over with a steam roller then came back around picked me up and did it again.  It’s weird because I’ve been very positive lately about business not being well and us not being at the top of our game…

Her First Cover Song

Because I unquestionably believe that my daughter Haygen Reese is ridiculously cute, I am giving her my blog space today.   After you see this, you will understand that there was no possible way I could deny it or spend time writing rubbish when she can cover a classic at the age of 2! What’s…

Another Reminder

I wanted to simply offer a snippet filled with Hope.  In light of processing all of God’s creation, I am in awe of Him. His very nature. His Love.  His Grace. His majestic artistry. All of this processing and meditating has me wondering a few things about God.  It has me pondering big questions that…

The Tree Reminds Me

I recently watch The Tree of Life a film by Terrence Malick.  It was a truly beautiful film and was unlike any other film I’ve ever seen. Rather than give you a synopsis of the film I want to share what The Tree of Life reminded me and perhaps revealed to me for the first…

You Hear?

For me, the majority of my life that I’ve spent following Jesus, there have been very few occasions that I can say I have felt as if I “heard from God” in regard to what I should do.  For some reason Christians give off this impression that everyone should know what God wants them to…

Your Identity Can Grow

Today’s blog is a break from the in depth, hard questions that make a home in my mind. Instead of the brainbusters (billy madison reference), I would like to share with you one of my passions – great facial hair.  In particular, I’m an avid beard fan.  In fact I’m a self proclaimed proud member…

Apples & Oranges

A simple yet complex question for the blog today. The things in your life that you do, from the most mundane to the most electrifying, from the most “spiritual” to the most “unholy”… Why do you do them? Think throughout your day.  Think of everything from the food you put down your throat to the…

For All To Hear

Outside of the obvious, there is something incredibly powerful beneath the surface when it comes to death.  Something that doesn’t quite bring joy. Even when a person has been suffering and leaves this earth for what’s beyond, we still grieve.  I grieve not for them, but for me.  I grieve because I will miss them,…

Does It Matter?

Does it matter that people in our country and all over the world are being oppressed and pushed down? Does it matter what you believe? Does it matter who you love? Does it matter that people are dying from famine every single day? Does the fact that you feel called to help the poverty stricken…