Water Into Wine 6

If you’re familiar with the life of Jesus, you may know that His first miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding. “Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.” She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.” Six ...

Lives Matter 1

Over the last few days we’ve seen 2 black men shot by white police officers and several police officers gunned down in Dallas, TX. I would venture to say there has been way more violence than these 3 instances, but these tragedies have made national headlines. We see the chants of “Black Lives Matter” (or ...

Be Who You Were Created to Be 1

Psalm 139:13-14 says: For you created my inmost being;     you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made… At our recent trip to the Outcry Tour, Brian Houston, the lead pastor of Hillsong Church, was the main speaker. You can read my Outcry post for details on his ...

Boycotting Fear? 4

Oh Facebook, you always seem to like to show stuff that I find myself disagreeing with. I’m sure it has something to do with the amount time I interact with said post and the amount of comments I put forth, but that’s here nor there. The latest such post to show up in my News ...

Outcry Tour 2016 2

This past Saturday, we were blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the 2016 Outcry Tour in Philadelphia (Camden, if we’re being technical about it) I’ll start off by saying it was amazing night, but not necessarily for the reasons I thought it would be going in to the night. Sometimes it’s hard ...

Presence vs. Promise 1

This morning, in our Sunday Life Class (think Sunday School), we continue our series by John Bevere – Good or God. The premised of the series is that things in life might seem good, but are they really good? Do they line of with God’s definition of good? And what is God’s definition of good ...

Some Solutions for the “ACM” 3

In my last post, The Anti-Church Movement, I gave some observations on what I perceive to be an “Anti-Church” movement within the Church. I won’t go into all the details here – you can read them in the other post. Prompted by a comment (thanks, David!) I’m writing this post in hopes to come propose some ...

The Anti-Church Movement 14

I’ve noticed a trend lately. Mostly from postings and blogs I’ve seen shared on social media. Gotta love social media.  I don’t have a better term for this phenomenon, so I’m titling it The Anti-Church Movment, or ACM. Don’t get me wrong. This isn’t some secular movement. No. It’s an internal movement within the Church ...

Coming Full Circle 2

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “coming full circle”. This weekend I experienced the reality of that term. If you’re not familiar with my story, here’s a nutshell version of what happened to me two years ago. On and around July 24, 2013 I experienced a massive manic episode. A complete breakdown. This resulted in ...

Where Do I Fit In? 1

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “where do I fit in?” Well, good news, you’re not alone. At least one other person has – yours truly. I’ve detailed my manic episode I experienced in July of 2013 here and over at The Marriage Fight (a blog Danielle and I coauthor). You can read those for some information ...