Strength in the Strain


“God does not give us overcoming life: He gives us life as we overcome. The strain is the strength. If there is no strain, there is no strength. Are you asking God to give you life and liberty and joy? He cannot, unless you will accept the strain. Immediately you face the strain, you will … Continue reading Strength in the Strain

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National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3


I am writing this from the Denver airport as my time to fly is upon me. I will give a few highlights from Day 3. Wednesday Morning Mike Cope “Community in Lars and the Real Girl” - Hebrews It’s a movie about church, it begins in church and ends in church. Hebrews Imagining a world … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 3

The Controversial Blogpost/Sermon/Class/Article/Email


Some things just get a person in trouble. Many of us have been guilty of writing that scathing e-mail where we use ALL CAPS to get our point across and later regretted we even sent that e-mail. Or maybe you wrote that blog post with every intention of settling the score once-and-for-all only to have … Continue reading The Controversial Blogpost/Sermon/Class/Article/Email

Life does exist after 30


I have delayed writing this post much like I delay going to the dentist, doctor or even a car repair shop.  It is the self-discovery that I dread and the inevitable bad news that comes from a doctor's office or a repair shop that I loathe.  Nevertheless I drudge on through because it is only … Continue reading Life does exist after 30

Soulprint left a print on my soul…a book review


I wanted to put the book down but I couldn't.  I wanted to find a reason to dislike the book but I couldn't.  What happened instead of engrossing myself in yet another self-help book disguised in Christian verbiage I discovered a refreshing (authentic) picture of what a Christian life could/should look like.  Mark Batterson's Soulprint is a book … Continue reading Soulprint left a print on my soul…a book review