When Happiness Is Not Enough

Our culture is obsessed with happiness and maybe rightly so. Can’t everyone use a little more happiness in their lives? A quick search on Amazon displays thousands of titles which promise to…

A Booth Shared

Table Talk My friend Jordan and I had decided to grab some pizza at a local place around town. I was attending college for my undergrad and she was working at the school…

Why You Must Give Yourself

The giving over of ourselves is always required. Anything that shapes us fundamentally requires it. Whether it’s marriage or health or the like, the loss of the “lesser” is the gain of the perceived…

Stop Planting Churches

Right from the beginning, I want to be extremely upfront and clear and say that I am for new churches starting and growing. I am also very much committed to the idea…

Dirty Jeans On Purpose

Dirty Jeans “Look, Daddy. Ant!” My son, Everett, who was on all fours with his nose a mere inch or less from the tree stump, was trying to get my attention. He…

Pt 3: No Straight Lines

It’s All In The… In the last part of this series I want to bring everything together to make one single point about discipleship and it may be a long one which I…

Pt 2: No Straight Lines

Not Your Average Teacher This is a true story. I had a driver’s ed teacher who was no joke. A tall and lanky guy, Mr. F was all business with his reflective aviator…