Preface: The main concept of this I got from Brian Brown. Want him to get proper credit even if he got it from somewhere else. The idea of it was just so appropriate for where our Middle School kids were at. So I took it and went with it. I'll apologize later haha 🙂 Hey … Continue reading Get out of the boat. (Wyldlife talk)
These are my stories. My encounters of how God has worked in my life. Where I have been and where I am going. These should help you understand “me”.
My Bloody Valentine.
There were three words that changed my life forever. Three words that scared me. Three words that made me cry. Three words that brought me joy. Three words that brought me peace. Three words that brought me truth. Three words that brought me life. On the back of my car there is a very faded … Continue reading My Bloody Valentine.
Because There Were Two Trees.
Why do bad things happen if we have an all powerful, all good, all loving God? This for many is the pivotal question to the Abrahamic faiths. As a Christian I most definitely have struggled with this question. And for many this question is the root of all doubts about God. "I can't believe in … Continue reading Because There Were Two Trees.
You are a walking Gospel.
Today is Friday, December 16th, 2011. This is the last day of the fall semester. For me this has been perhaps the best semester I've ever had. It was also my last at TCC. But what specifically was different about this semester than all the ones prior? In August I wrote a post titled "All … Continue reading You are a walking Gospel.
God’s power and Love (Talk)
Preface: Some said this was too intense for Middle Schoolers. My belief is that it's honestly intense for everyone at any point in their faith. I do believe it is important for people to realize that God's stories do not end in The Bible. They continue today through us. One of the messages I keep … Continue reading God’s power and Love (Talk)
God does not distance himself from us. We choose our distance. This entire summer I have had this calling to go all in. To completely give everything up to God. To make that be what my life is completely about. To do ministry 24/7. To be a glowing image of Christ. Wouldn't you know it … Continue reading All in.
You were made for this.
Preface: Before reading this you may want to read my first blog post titled "me". Because this, for lack of a better term, is the sequel. This is perhaps one of the things I have wanted to write about most. It (like the other things I've written) will be lengthy. I hope you are given … Continue reading You were made for this.
Pain is weakness leaving the body. First time I heard this was from my rowing coach George. It has stuck with me ever since. How true these words are. He of course was referring to us practicing like champions pushing through our pain, giving it our all. This isn't just how you win a race, … Continue reading Weakness.
A little boy filled with curiosity asks his parents "the question". "Mommy, where did I come from." The mother replies "Jesus gave you to me." The child responds "Oh yeah, I remember walking with Jesus in heaven on the golden road and picking you to be my parents"....This, is my earliest memory. I was in … Continue reading me.