The Real Questions

I’ve gained this reputation in a lot of my social circles for being “real”. Perhaps it comes from the season of my life where my most common sermon commentary was, “That’s real.” Or perhaps it comes from the fact that I’ve been very vocal about topics that were...

Just Keep Swimming

I’m probably dating myself with this reference, but a few years ago (read: close to 20. Heck, how was 2004 so long ago?!), there was this Geico commercial series with the tagline, “So easy, a caveman could do it!” Essentially, Geico was promoting their product to...

Running on Fumes

I have to admit something to you, dear reader: right now, my “hope tank” is running on fumes. As I prepared to write this week, all I could think was, “How on Earth am I supposed to encourage people when I, myself, feel so incredibly discouraged?”  I don’t share this...

I Just Work Here

One of my favorite things about being a teacher is the way my students see me. Although they can sometimes be brutally honest, they truly believe I know the answer to everything simply because I’m a teacher. This is especially true when it comes to matters of our...

Breathe Easy

This may be a bold statement, but I would argue that both reading and writing are two of the most important practices in our faith. Think about it. The entire Bible was written. Like physically written down. Those authors were inspired by God, yes, but they had to...