Love Is Worth Fighting For

I wish I was an expert on love. But after seven years of marriage – nope, I’m definitely not an expert. I also wish that I could say that I wrote our song “Two Becoming One” for my own wedding. I wish that it was …

The Wisdom of Upsetting People

Friends, let me just tell you that I am a bona-fide people pleaser. Jonathan talked about Enneagram in our last blog post and my number is called “the Peacemaker.” My number one strength on StrengthsFinder is “Harmonizing.” When healthy, I know that there are benefits …

The Need For Sadness

I’m not sure if you have heard about the Enneagram, but it’s basically changing our lives. This ENTJ is a sucker for all the things that involve knowing oneself, but I have to say that the Enneagram is probably one of the best discoveries I’ve …

Planted

He will be planted by streams of living water. Psalm 1:3 I’m not even going to ask if you’re busy. I feel pretty safe in assuming that most people are busy. Or at least, that’s what we tell ourselves! Sometimes it feels like a social …

The Paradigm of Sick People

The Pharisees thought they were something because they prayed a lot and knew a whole lot about God’s Word. But they were the bad guys, right? So why should we seek to be diligent in things like prayer and Bible-reading? A while back, I learned …

Mountain Climbers

We all know we’re not where we need or want to be. You don’t have to be a Christian to acknowledge there’s a mountain between us and God. Most world religions believe this is true, and they’ve all tried to come up with solutions to …

The Greatest Present

My friend Devon has to be one of the funniest people I know. I can’t tell you how many times Emily and I have been buckled over in a tear-jerking belly laugh while spending time with her. For example, one time in college we were …

From Slave To Heir

We weren’t just saved from something. For most of my life I thought the Good News was just that I have been saved from the punishment of going to hell. While that is true, it’s not the full truth. The Good News is better than …

Helpful

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 God’s Word is helpful in a practical way. At times, it’s like a recipe for life or a guide for decision making. It’s a wonderful thing to ponder the …

Life-Giving

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 Free to what? Free to live. Free to love. Free to approach our Father once again without the barrier …