Man, I’m a spoiled brat. I personally think I’m not, but in my Heavenly Father’s eyes, I bet I can be SUCH a pain sometimes. When it comes to material things for myself, I don’t really want or ask for that much in particular. I do have things that I like and appreciate, but since I came to Christ, my desire to chase things beyond Him has been increasingly waning. (more…)
“I have no idea where you find the time to write with everything else you do- God is multiplying your time!!”
A friend mentioned this to me lately after reading one of my posts. It got me to thinking, where DO I find the time to write about God? I understand the concept of “God multiplying our time”, but I don’t think that He is altering the physics of the universe and stretching the units of time to make them longer than they’re supposed to be. The conclusion I came to is that while God may be working things in the background to free up more of the time I already have, the main reason I’m finding time to write about Him, is because I’m simply shifting my priorities. (more…)
“Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.” Jeremiah 10:23
This is such a hard topic. Many of us are afraid of what “total surrender” to God looks like in our lives. We imagine God telling us to sell everything we have, move to a third world country, sleep in huts, live off berries and insects, and be international missionaries in the jungle. For some reason that seems to be the most popular illustration of “total surrender” that I hear Christians talk about, which makes sense because it’s one of the more dramatic ways to transition into full-time ministry. It scares us though, because we don’t want to give up the comfort or control of our lives. (more…)
There’s something I heard from a friend recently that bothered me. There are people who are actually discouraged from being around other Christians, because the Christians SEEM like they’re perfect.
In her words regarding several Christian families she met, she said, “You all have the perfect families, the perfect spouses, the perfect marriages, the perfect children, the perfect homes, and even the perfect dogs!” It pains me that we as Christians can give off that type of vibe, because we’re absolutely broken and shattered people, in need of a Savior. (more…)
One of the highlights of a recent weekend was helping coach my 5 year-old son’s soccer team during their first game.
Imagine the scene… picture-perfect weather, players dressed in pristine uniforms, coaches discussing final rotations and strategy, families spanning three generations seated on the sidelines in hopeful anticipation.
Finally the players line up on each side of the field, ready for the kickoff. The moment has arrived, and all of the practices, drills, scrimmages, pep talks, and preparation is about to pay off… and pay off BIG. (more…)