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I'd been encouraged to enjoy some fictional reading this summer and thought that sounded like a fun idea. However, I've had a lot of limited time to read lately so I thought this might best be accomplished through audio book. One book I decided might be good to read was Stephen King's It. Quite frankly, I don't enjoy scary movies, but many students in my youth group raved about it when it was released. I thought it might be good for me to know about it and that the book sounded like a safer way to experience King's tale. Boy, was I wrong.
I think that’s the case for every true follower of Jesus. We want to know God’s will. We want to follow His plan. We want things to go well for us. We want favor and want to operate in the best possible circumstances. Maybe that’s why trying to discern a calling and following God’s will can really stress us out…
The closest I’ve ever felt to being famous was one summer in between college semesters. I spent two months as missionary in the bush in Sudan…
The Church has often mistakenly treated marriage like some sort of holy grail…
As a husband, I’ve had more than my fair share of screw ups. I have and will continue to make mistakes because I’m not perfect. I do apologize to my wife regularly and ask for her forgiveness. But the picture I’m aiming to project is much different than what television or movies depict.
Do people have a perfect picture of pastors in their heads? I’m not sure, but I do know that pastors need grace, love, and mercy from their congregation just as much as any member. Congregations expecting perfection from their pastors will be let down.
Celebrities are raising their kids gender neutral. It’s a growing trend in celebrity culture, but what does it mean? Apparently, the parents let the kids drive. Kids are allowed to dress how they want, play how they want, and aren’t forced toward gender stereotypes.
In college I lived it up. I’m not proud of the things I did and I honestly wish I could do it over and make a lot of changes. I said all the right things and went to all the right Bible studies, but outside of those things, I didn’t look like a Christian. I looked like a major hypocrite.
Last Thursday, our seven week old daughter become inconsolable, very hot, and we could not get her calm for about an hour. After texting our pediatrician and calling the after hours nurse, we were told to head to a pediatric ER that was about an hour away.
But some days I feel as though I’m walking around in a fog or that my head is empty with a little white sign that says, “space for rent.”
My wife and I losing our first child was one of the hardest times I've faced so far in my life. As I hold my less than two month old daughter, I always remember that this is my third child, not my second.
It’s so easy to invite someone to church isn’t it? You might ask them where they go to church and if they say they don’t go anywhere then it’s easy to say, “Well you should come to mine!” I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that.