THIS is what Church should be!

On Sunday, I witnessed two separate moments that reminded me exactly why we still need the Church. It wasn’t even my home church. Of course, that doesn’t really matter. I strongly believe in the big “C” Church. The global Church that every Jesus follower belongs to. I love my home church. I have experienced some […]

Will 2016 be different? Add these 3 goal areas

We are in “no man’s land,” that odd week that exists between Christmas and New Year’s. Sure, it’s still technically 2015, but this week is more like a rift in the time-space continuum. The kids are out of school and we have a limited work week. It’s a strange gift from the heavens. A bonus. […]

On the twelfth day of Christmas: The Birth of Jesus

It’s Christmas Eve! This single day is filled with more collective anticipation than any other day of the year. It’s also probably one of the most exhausting days of the year! In a few minutes, I’ll be driving for 6+ hours, going to a family Christmas party, attending our church’s Christmas Eve service, and then […]

On the seventh day of Christmas: The Gift of the Magi

Following God is tough. I’m not talking about obeying the rules or being a “good little boy.” But the actual following part. Purpose. God’s will. Are we ever really sure of His plan? We’re in the middle of Advent, which is simply a time to prepare ourselves for Christmas. One of my favorite parts of […]

On the sixth day of Christmas: The Parable of Simeon and Anna

It’s easy to forget that the people that lived in the Bible were actually real people. They were no different than us. Sometimes I have to remind myself that they didn’t know they were going through something that would be written down for generations to see. They didn’t live in some magical time of wizards […]