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.
Hey guys, hope everyone had a good round of Holidays. Christmas, New Year’s maybe some of ya’ll got to go out of town and visit family or just see some neat places. Well over winter break I went down to South Florida for one of my good friend’s wedding. It was tons of fun but … Continue reading Static and the Prodigal Son (Wyldlife Talk)
To be quite honest I'm laughing at the title for this post. Because to suggest that I even closely have the exact answer to this makes me giggle. So to save some GASPS I will now provide comfort in saying that all I'm going to do here is post scripture. Because to make it quite … Continue reading How to be a Christian.
In many situations I have been in lately I have run into the very common statement of "just be yourself." And that statement has been for some reason just stabbing at my gut. This flinch that I feel from within. The statement started really bothering me. The natural question I had to ask was "Why?". … Continue reading Don’t “Just be yourself.”
It's not about presents, but presence. "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not … Continue reading Love came down. (A baby’s story.)
"You are saved by faith and faith alone." So many Christians have been "brought to Christ" by this statement. This simple easy message of "just say this prayer and you are good!" I myself have even been taught this. "If you would like to be a Christian just say this simple prayer along … Continue reading Let’s find it. (The Way, the Truth, and the Life)
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)
This was the first talk for our Wyldlife club in 2011. For some kids this could have been the first exposure to God. I figured from now on I would upload whatever talk I give to here. Feedback is appreciated. Hey there, My name is Devon and every week at the end of club we … Continue reading First Talk Young Life:2011
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.
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.