Imagine writing something so confidently, so purposefully, so convinced you were helping, just to re-read it a few years later and feel ill to the stomach because you authored something you now find so offensive and upsetting and beyond that...harmful. Humans have a habit of changing over time. I realize this isn't profound by … Continue reading “Surely Not, Lord!” – The Unfolding Story of God
To begin at part one of this series click here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFL_dJnGato On April 23, 1991, I was born to two of the most loving and supportive parents a kid could hope for. My childhood was what I know most dream of. I was spoiled rotten. I got every toy I ever wanted. My parents would … Continue reading Abortion (Part four: LIFE)
Life is an absolute roller coaster. I think of this year. 2013 is a year that I am more than willing to say good riddance to.And yet....I had some wonderful, wonderful, times in fact some of my life's most lasting memories may come from this year. I had my last Wyldlife club at Swift Creek … Continue reading Me Too. (A Christmas Talk)
I have wanted and wanted to write this but I have put patience to it. Waiting for that right moment. The silliness being I don't even know where to begin with this. Maybe beginnings? Yes, let's start there. 2005. I had just turned 14 and I was attending a private Christian School. It was a … Continue reading Why I Love: Young Life
I am irritated. Irritated at myself. Irritated at Christians. Irritated at "the church." And it has been a growing frustration. Where are the Christ followers? How often can I call myself one? I don't usually start a post with such a sort of blatant negative tone but you have to understand this whole dilemma has … Continue reading Forgotten Unity
Listen to this post here: For many who know me and my relationship with the living God they know I love to talk about Him. In fact if I could choose one conversation to have with the people I interact with it would be this. I love to see what people believe about God. I love … Continue reading What I talk about when I talk about Rob Bell.
How many of you have ever been the new kid? Maybe you moved from another town or you transferred to a new school. Maybe it was right here at Swift Creek. How many of you felt like you had a new start? A chance to be somebody new, somebody better? Whatever was known about you didn't follow … Continue reading The Bells. (Wyldlife Talk)
Often people, when asking what do you want to do with your life, spit out the question; "Well, what do you love to do?" I've been asked this before. And I scrambled my head for all the things that just popped out. I love.....watching movies. I love....hanging out with my friends. I love....being on a … Continue reading Where the Wyld Things Are.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Ready or not.... I have hidden under a pile of clothes in the closet He searches the house, the kitchen, under the table He searches for what is precious to him "Are you....in the pantry? He looks for me. He walks into His bedroom. He … Continue reading Here I am.
Beginning note: This was written a few months prior to the 2012 election. I once heard "love" defined in a way that completely changed my perspective on the matter. Love, as it was put, means giving up control. It means giving up the desire to change or manipulate the outcome of the relationship. It … Continue reading The Political bias towards control.