How to let Him do the heavy lifting.
Sharing A Seed
Tonight I met up with a dear friend who lives abroad, but with whom things never seem to change no matter how long between visits. We shared the stories of the past 8 years of our lives over two enormous vanilla lattes. (I'm convinced that I could die happily in a cozy corner of a... Continue Reading →
[Book Review] Not a fan. Kyle Idleman
Fans are people who cheer someone on from the stadium, but who you'd never see out sweating on the field. They maybe own jerseys of their favorite players, know all the stats, and never miss a game. But when the team has a bad season they are quick to jump the bandwagon and support a... Continue Reading →
Sunday worship: Are you a dancer or a statue?
There are two kinds of people in the Church - those who dance all around with arms raised to Heaven, and those who stand still awkwardly. And let's just get one thing straight -- I'm totally awkward! Although I’d like to defend myself somehow by saying, “I just don’t feel like worshiping that way”, or... Continue Reading →
How to pray so that God will hear us
We hinder our own prayers when we live blind to our own sin. Every once in a while it will occur to me that I am living in sin. It's an ugly phrase, and is often used as a condemnation or judgement on someone else. So what does it really mean to be "living in sin"? Simply... Continue Reading →
Happy Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Never forget that Joseph worked.That Jesus worked.That Mary worked. Joseph was a "tekton," in the Greek. So was Jesus. This is often translated as carpenter, but woodworker, craftsman, handyman, or even day laborer, are all good translations. Jesus worked as a "tekton" for upwards of 18 years. Jesus, Mary and Joseph honored the Sabbath and... Continue Reading →
Confidence before atheism
Atheism is the denial of the existence of God. I have many friends and family who identify themselves as atheist, and I myself used to live as though it was true. This is the subject on my mind today, and being on vacation, I have let myself slip with my daily readings. Suddenly when a... Continue Reading →