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Writing Regularly

In: Me, Worship

So, my first resolution is about writing. Writing regularly has always been a difficult thing for me. I’ve struggled with it a lot over the years and I’ve spent quite a bit of time pondering why. I always felt like this was somehow a testament to the fact that I’m not a writer; because, as […]

Kindle Fire Review – Three Days

In: Me, Media

I’ve owned a Kindle Fire now for three days (ish). I have some observations that might help others decide whether or not this is the device for them. I will say that, initially, I love this device. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and I’ve used it pretty extensively these past few days. It is far from […]

God’s Sovereignty in Daily Life

In: Me, Worship

Or… How My Daily Life Reveals Unbelief Regarding God’s Sovereignty I was pondering a “What if” question today regarding certain decisions I had made and found myself with some regret about days gone by and things I’d decided to do. Then a thought occurred to me: if God is sovereign, then why am I worried […]

The Search for Happiness

In: Family, Friends, Me, Soma, Worship

Life is toil. Ecclesiastes tells us this clearly. Life under the sun is filled with work and trial; however, those of us who call upon the name of Jesus are promised hope and joy in the midst of this toil. Why then does it seem most days that we allow the toil to take its […]

Shooting at a target guarantees I’ll miss

In: Me

I’ve been on a goal-setting kick for the past week. I thought I’d been setting goals my entire life, but now realize that what I’d been trying to do is to hit a target or to set some sort of artificial standard. The difference may be minor for some, but for me that difference has […]

The Ephesians Project

In: Family, Me, Worship

As I’ve gone from devotional to devotional and read guide after guide regarding individual worship as well as trying to find good resources for family worship – I have never been able to find what I was looking for. So, I’ve now decided to make it myself. My goal is simple – I’m going to […]

Forty-three years and counting…

In: Me

Yesterday was my 43rd birthday. I had determined this year that I would maintain an attitude of thanksgiving and joy for another year of abundant blessing in my life rather than being pensive and overly reflective. I’m glad to report that it was a smashing success – made easier thanks to my incredible family. My […]

006: Fighting with My Own Worst Enemy

In: Me

I grow weary of doing good. It’s true. I hate to admit it, but there you have it. There are days when I feel like I’m just doing as little as I can to keep everyone believing I am a good person. (Now, Calvinists… yes, I know that none of us is truly good… but […]

004: Allergies are Killing Me

In: Me

On New Year’s Eve while I was at First Night with my family, an insipid darkness joined the unexpected arctic wind… that darkness has been mercilessly relegating me to an array of allergy symptoms that is relentless. Violent sneezes, eyes that itch so badly you want to rip them out, and an interminable headache… misery. […]

003: Disappointment… Oh How I Loathe Thee

In: Me

I quite often sabotage myself by allowing myself to be disappointed before something actually occurs, thereby ruining the moment because I’m no longer living in the reality of now; instead, I have subconsciously chosen to let the possibility of “what might come” dictate my mood for the present. This is most common for me on […]

Hopefully, you see in these writings a man who is staying The Course and pursuing The Path amidst the pitfalls and selfish ways of being a son of Adam. I pray earnestly that my writing would encourage some of you by showing you that this journey - though arduous and sometimes tragic - is a journey of great satisfaction. A satisfaction greater than our greatest imaginings. The trials and refining fire of tribulation are to be recognized as a small shadow of the suffering of our Savior so that we can rejoice, as Peter and the disciples did, to be counted worthy to suffer for the sake of the Name.