“In Christ, we've been sealed with the Holy Spirit and adopted as children into God's family.” Inseparable, p. 179 Can you believe we're here?! The end of our Inseparable Journey. I have to admit I'm a little misty-eyed. The stories you have shared with me about how God is working in your lives have been … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Royalty Crowned
"Not only are we indescribably loved; we're set free to live as though we know it is true." Inseparable, p. 76 I have loved the past several weeks we've spent in Part One: New Creation. As we enter into Part Two: As We Go, we turn our focus from our initial salvation to the life … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Saint
"Jesus gave everything of Himself so I could have everything of Him. Not just a 'get out of hell free' card, but a destiny, an identity, a purpose, a brotherhood... a life." -Inseparable, p. 18 This week we've been reading Chapter 2: Made Right. When I was writing the book, I felt like it was … Continue reading Inseparable Journey: Made Right
*CONTENT ALERT: Depression, suicide Like so many of you, I have battled depression and anxiety. And truthfully, I continue to battle them. I'm a little terrified to be putting this blog post up, but I've prayed about it and feel I should. (The italic text is a brief excerpt from my book, from a chapter called Corpse … Continue reading I hope this is ok
How many of us have prayed a prayer to ask Jesus into our hearts because we wanted to avoid hell... or we wanted to have a better life... or we wanted to not be lonely anymore? I think these are valid, good reasons for wanting to follow Jesus. But they can't be our only reasons. … Continue reading Jesus might wreck your life
I'm not really sure why someone like me got to write a book. Because I'll be honest: I often feel like I'm a total mess. I think many of us would like to read books written by experts who have their lives together and can offer a lot of answers. And, well... that just doesn't … Continue reading So… I wrote a book
The Stone Collective is a community making much of Jesus as we create art, photography, prose, poems, or music that commemorate the wonderful things God does in our lives. Based on the passage in 1 Samuel 7:12-14, each month we will collect Ebenezer Stones as a regular practice in the art of worship via … Continue reading small but trusting (#TheStoneCollective, post 1)
I've been fairly open about my childhood experiences and past traumas among friends, family, and church family, but not so much online. I don't think it is wise to put too much about yourself out there for the whole world to have access to. But the more I learn about child development for my master's … Continue reading I shouldn’t be alive.
I wrote this blog more than a year ago and just ran across it among my "draft" posts. What do you think? Thoughts on the "sinner's prayer" and whether God invented religion...
Okay, I'm not sure what it is, but I am just really bad at keeping up with this blog! I am going to try to be better, folks. One thing I find challenging is knowing how much to "put out there," y'know? How much do I really want a random stranger to know about me … Continue reading fire and water