To Stop

To Stop

In 2020, l learned what it meant to stop. Although I love action and have no room for laziness, the events surrounding the COVID crisis taught me to value stepping back from my pursuits long enough...

Christmas, The Soul-Winner’s Opportunity

Christmas, The Soul-Winner’s Opportunity

Like many traditions surrounding Christmas, the month of Advent has been skewed and cheapened by meaningless calendars and empty traditions. But some believers are still able to observe the Advent...

Right? Wrong? Or Different?

Right? Wrong? Or Different?

Have you ever experienced something so far from what you were used to that you didn’t know how to respond? We all have a circle built around us that we call our comfort zone. We function best within...

Don’t Flee Like a Bird

Don’t Flee Like a Bird

Does the coming year scare you? Do you find yourself wondering how you could escape if things get a lot worse? If so, you’re in good company. Many (including myself) have been watching with horrid...

The Sanctity of Rest

The Sanctity of Rest

This summer, I spent a week at rest a full ten hours away from my prolific bean patch. We went to Indiana to spend a rare visit with my parents. While there, I enrolled my children in swimming...

Motivated

Motivated

I grew up in Oklahoma. Although we don't live there anymore, we still have a property with a rental cabin on it. Inevitably, every time I go down there it is jam-packed with work. We got running...

The Gospel Goes Out Through Everyone

The Gospel Goes Out Through Everyone

“Gospel-sharing is more for people with a specific calling. My gift isn’t evangelism.”   Ever heard this idea? I have, and I think it’s an unfortunate mistake. “But,” they say, “the command to...

Book Review: Tactics

Book Review: Tactics

Last year, I and a friend led an apologetics training weekend for a group of young people from my church. It turned out to be a really beautiful time of discussion, teaching, reading, and...

Change

Change

Change. It’s something I deal with a lot. I think about it. I want to see it. Sometimes I fear it. Often I pray: “God, change me.”  If everything were my way, I would be spending some alone-time. I...