We are stuck in a society that celebrates the illusion of perfection while demonizing the transparent and authentic. Take the perfect family photo. Edit your selfie so it looks perfect. Write and rewrite your tweet until it’s perfect. Put a smile on before you walk into church. Don’t struggle. Pick yourself up by the bootstraps. … Continue reading Perfection isn’t always perfect.
One morning my wife calls me while I’m at the gym. She proceeds to tell me about an elderly lady she ran into while walking the dog. This lady had run out of her house in only her nightgown and was frantically asking for help. My wife graciously asks her, “How can I help you?” … Continue reading 3 Ways to Love People Through Random Encounters
It is not uncommon for people to love Jesus but hate Christians. Spend anytime with a non church-goer. Listen to their story. Then you will start to hear repeat patterns. These patterns give insight into why they love Jesus but hate the church. I used to go to church, but so and so said something … Continue reading 4 Things Christians Should Start Doing
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Discouragement is everywhere, while encouragement appears nowhere. Let's change that and encourage others today. You can make a difference.
Racism didn’t start with a rally in Charlottesville, and racism won’t end when the rally is over. My heart broke watching the “Unite The Right” rally transpire over the weekend. I was saddened for my African American brothers and sisters in Christ. This type of racism isn’t new for them. Many of us just don’t … Continue reading #Charlottesville and My Hope for the Church
Every morning has the same basic routine for me. I don’t always do these routines in the same order. They just have to be done before I go to work. I drink coffee, take a shower, brush my teeth, read my bible, pray. These basic habits are a part of my life. I don’t even … Continue reading 5 Habits for Spiritual Growth