Part 1: Beware the fires of Hell. When I was fifteen I experienced God in a physical way. Audibly, I heard a voice tell me that I am loved. Visually, I saw a constellation of a heart in the night sky. Physically, I was pushed to the ground. Emotionally, I cried and was afraid. … Continue reading Statements of Faith – Part 1: Beware the fires of Hell.
Me Too. (A Christmas Talk)
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)
What I talk about when I talk about Rob Bell.
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.
The Bells. (Wyldlife Talk)
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)
Where the Wyld Things Are.
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.
Here I am.
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.
I have always said that my greatest strength is also my greatest weakness. Me defining that greatest strength as the amount that I care for people. Because of this deep love and care for those I allow to get close I have also realized that I struggle with something that in many ways goes hand … Continue reading Let Go.
Dave Matthews, Doubts, and Christianity
Just a disclaimer: I wrote this many years ago. I don't view my faith this way anymore as you can see in some of my newer writings. I'd like to say that people don't need tragedies to not believe what I was trying to sell many years ago and it was arrogant and narrow-minded for … Continue reading Dave Matthews, Doubts, and Christianity
Do we love God? (The Greatest Commandment)
Preface:I am by no means a devout follower of all the things I know I should be. I wrote this as a means to convict myself. In doing so I hope you are able to take something out of it. It doesn't matter what my opinion of love is. God said how to love him. … Continue reading Do we love God? (The Greatest Commandment)
Not my own.
"We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." At noon darkness covered the land. The sun stopped shining. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Then the breath that would change the world. Death. "Surely this man was the Son of God." "You … Continue reading Not my own.