Who Knows Better?

Sometimes Judah, my 4 year old son, will correct me. It’s both funny and annoying. We’re in the process of teaching him that sometimes a thing has two or more names. For example, I’ll say something like, “no Judah, daddy can’t breathe underwater like a …

What Makes You Crack?

We all have a longing. The desire to be successful. The desire to be married. The desire to sing on a stage. The desire to have kids. The desire to have more freedom in our work. The desire to make more money. It would take …

A Little Bit of Home

I honestly don’t know how people lived without GPS. I would be a lost mess without it. I’ve been traveling for a living for 8 years now and it’s with astonishment that I think back to that first summer of life on the road. A …

More Than We Can See

What if there is more to the Bible than you dared imagine? Could it be that the Word truly plays a part in making our lives richer than we dared to dream? Let’s say that we believe it enough to crack open the Bible to …

How To Spot A Pharisee

A Pharisee is one who is rarely in need. They are the opposite of “poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3). They are the very definition of “full of it” or “full of themselves”. They seem to believe that they are doing God and the world a …

How To Be A Fan-Girl

Like “holiness,” the word “meditation” has gotten a bit rusty and disconnected from our everyday experiences. That’s unfortunate and likely the reason we have a hard time connecting with what David says in the next verses of Psalm 119: I will mediate on your precepts …

One Way To Make Others Happy

Happy people want to make other people happy. We ended the last blog with a great quote from Spurgeon about how the sentence above is true of God. He is the happiest person in the universe and He wants to make us happy, like Him. That’s …

Admiring God

It was a surprisingly radical thing for me to realize that God is happy. John Piper helped me to see this about God — and for that I’m forever grateful. Realizing that God is happy, deeply happy, was like lifting a shade on a window …

A Prayer For the Wanderer

One of the scariest things about being human is knowing that even if we pursue the Lord with all our heart — we still have the potential to wander. David (the likely writer of Psalm 119) was highly aware of this tendency within himself. He …

5 Keys In the Pursuit of Purity

Do you desire purity? Let’s be honest, purity is a hard thing to come by today. It’s definitely not “just going to happen.” If we want to be pure, we’re going to have to pursue purity. But, for me, this is one of those “ledges” …