I’ve learned that there is a big difference between repressing your past and coming to terms with it. I’ve always thought that by acting like nothing hard or traumatic has ever happened to me that I was allowing the deep wounds of my past to heal. In reality, ignoring my past has only made my… Continue reading Coming To Terms – A Journey Of Healing
Recently I bought a prayer journal. Wanna know why? Because lately, my prayer life has been a wasteland. My prayers haven’t been fervent like Paul’s, or passionate like David’s, or intimate like Christ’s. Instead, they’ve been absent-minded and cynical. What a horrible place to be, and I know it. I knew something had to change. If… Continue reading Prayer, Prayer, And More Prayer
I’ve been leading worship at my church for three years now. This fall, I will approach my fourth year as a worship leader at my church. This fall I will, temporarily, leave my position to explore what God has for me at Cedarville University in Ohio. This has made me reflect on my time at CBC… Continue reading Some Things I’ve Learned Through Leading Worship
So here we find ourselves on the brink of a new year. Somehow, though, the transition from the old year to the new year never seems jarring enough for me, and I find myself unintentionally carrying the same baggage from year to year, and not getting the fresh start that I so desperately want. Maybe you… Continue reading Closure For Your Old Year; Clean Slate For Your New One
Have you ever read something and had it smack you in the face? That happened to me a few months ago. About once a month, my Bible class reads a chapter of Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love. This past week we were all assigned to read the second chapter, do the study session, and come… Continue reading “You Might Not Finish This Chapter” (Crazy Love; by Francis Chan)
If you’ve been in church for any period of time you’ve probably heard of Hebrews chapter 11, sometimes referred to as the “faith chapter” or the “hall of faith”. The other night I decided to flip there because I’ve been craving some direction from God. Honestly, I’ll admit that I’ve read Hebrews 11 quite a… Continue reading God’s Small Window of Broken Silence
Help is a strange concept to some of us. Some use other’s help as a crutch. Others simply never ask for it. Both are dangerous concepts. I’m one of those people who never ask for help. I’d rather struggle through and take forever to do things all by myself than ask someone who could help… Continue reading Help?