Prideful Preaching

How many times have you been ridiculed, or made to feel ashamed of yourself, by others who preach the Gospel? It seems to be very common within the Church these days. Are you spreading the correction of God, incorrectly? The following is a writing from Kevin DeYoung. Are Christians Meant to Feel Guilty All the Time? How do we feel guilty? Let me count the … Continue reading Prideful Preaching

Rationalizing

It’s funny, how I try to justify, make sense of and conclude. It’s a never ending cycle. The many different things that I go over within my personal life; the very things that make me who I am. Those things are viewed through a, sometimes, very broken and smudged lens, while other times it is as clear as a summer morning without a cloud in … Continue reading Rationalizing

Unified In Love

My wife and I have been married for nearly six years, and we have been together for over eight. Our relationship throughout this time has evolved in a number of ways. Those ways have been both life-changing and subtle. Becoming something that we were not (as one, opposed to two separate people) has taken a lot of time, effort, patience and persistence. Like many these … Continue reading Unified In Love

So Incredibly Flawed

Why would anyone truly claim to live a, “Christian life?” Are any of us really doing a good job? You’ve committed sin. You’ve broken the Commandments. You were born with sin, live in sin and will die with sin. You’ll sin today, tomorrow and, most likely, everyday from this day forward. So, how can you, how can any of us, call ourselves Christians, living the … Continue reading So Incredibly Flawed

The Pain That Heals

This past Saturday night, my beloved dog of ten years died. He was probably one of the best dogs in the world. Of course, any dog owner would probably say the same about their own dog. He was a huge blessing to me, especially when I was all alone at an all-time low within my life. His comfort, warmth, playful personality and willingness to always … Continue reading The Pain That Heals

We Cry Out

I have a dog that is dying. He is losing weight rapidly, will not eat and only drinks occasionally. His medications aren’t working. Last night, he cried for hours. A hard fall off of our outdoor steps left him with an injured spine several weeks ago, and now his whole body is deteriorating. The doctor does not know what to do at this point. Blood … Continue reading We Cry Out