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A little bit of Grace

A tree was down across our road out in the country. My son found this out on the way to school and had to back up to turn around. It was a little dark still so he ran off the road into some mud and got stuck. I picked him up at 6:45am and took him to school. My…

Let’s Take a Deep Breath….

It’s Christmas season. By Christmas season, I mean it’s not Thanksgiving yet. But being in a thankful spirit, Christian social media junkies have pulled out their social media shotguns and are firing at Starbucks. If you must ask why, just Google “Starbucks Christians” and you’ll be caught up immediately. This all heated up after a post from Joshua Feuerstein calling…

The Voices in My Head

It’s part of my personality to doubt or second guess myself. I had a rough start in life but in the long haul I think I’ve been pretty successful. Recognizing that, for some reason I still don’t trust myself to make solid decisions. I’ve met fellow believers that have the same struggle. The most intense doubt arises…

Me and My Big Mouth

Do you talk a lot when you pray? You know, telling God all the stuff he needs to know and do for you to get stuff done. I’ve been reading Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s book “Life Together” which has convicted my pants off about shutting up and listening a little bit when I enter into prayer. What about letting…

What do you stand here idle all day?

Western Christians are works-driven more than grace-driven. Our churches, while they preach grace, are constantly creating programs to do more when they should be equipping us to dwell boldly in our own personal worlds. And as individuals, when we feel distant from the Lord our first response is to do something -more bible study, more…