When we're young we look forward to birthdays. They are filled with parties, sleep overs, gifts and friends. The older we get, the more they change. Today is my 35th birthday. The last several weeks have been filled with opportunities to think about where I've been, where I am and where I go from here. … Continue reading If 35 year old me could talk to 25 year old me
I never realized how hard it was to be a part of the Church as a single adult until I went through a divorce and became one. When I worked full-time on church staffs, I honestly never thought about our programming implications for singles. We programmed for families, marrieds, even seniors but never singles. Looking … Continue reading Singling Out
I find myself in a holding pattern right now. I know where I want to be and I can easily make a case it's where I need to be. But, that's not where I am. For whatever reason, I am still here, not there. But, I am convinced there IS a reason. It is so … Continue reading Looking past
If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master … Continue reading I need it most, I ask for it least
I just hate it when the paths I normally travel in my daily or weekly routine aren't accessible. There have been times when a road that I take to work is under construction like this morning, my running trail being covered with debris from an overnight storm. It is not unusual to to have to … Continue reading Roadblocks
Those words popped up on my Twitter feed this afternoon. Check out Darrin Patrick I've spent nearly two years trying to identify the issues that plagued my life in marriage, parenthood, and ministry. One of the places I've landed? Passivity. Passivity is the tactic used by the Enemy that gets me to disconnect, to withdraw … Continue reading Passivity. Will. Kill. You.
Yesterday, I began a discussion on the topic of identity (If you missed it, check it here). It all started with this question from Crosspoint Church's Justin Davis... Are you striving for something, chasing something (outside of Christ), that if you quit chasing tomorrow you wouldn’t know who you are? I have struggled with this … Continue reading Who Am I? – Part 2