A few years ago Amber’s side of the family decided it would be a great idea to get together around Thanksgiving. And at this family get together, it was decided we would play a rousing game of paintball. If you have ever played paintball you know it’s really is a lot of fun. Here’s the thing […]
Brothers and sisters, we are now solidly into the season of Lent. Lent is that time of the Christian year where we remember own sin, our own deep need for a savior. We remember we’re made of dust, and we’re going to back to being dust. Perhaps you’re giving something up for the Lent this […]
Christmas is all the rage in our culture right now…but I say we slow down and do something counter-cultural. Let’s savor Advent so we can better celebrate Christmas. Here are 3 reasons why:
Once upon a time I hated washing the dishes. The left over, sticky food residue was smelly and repulsive to the touch, especially after procrastinating. It seemed like a waste of time, a boring chore that had to be done every day. Everyone else seemed to be enjoying themselves with conversation, entertainment, or creating more […]
If there’s one thing I’m not a fan of, it’s the goes-without-saying assumption that Christian leaders should basically pretend like they never struggle with anything, at least not in the present. If it was a long time ago, *that’s* okay, because it’s in the past. *But we really can’t have our leaders admitting weakness in the here and now, right?* Wrong!
My pastor has been preaching on it. My friends and coworkers have been practicing it. It keeps coming up in conversation.
No talk of “quality over quantity” can ever fully extinguish the conviction I have in my own soul that I don’t spend enough time with God.
I consider it an honor to lead in multiple areas of Christian ministry. From my university ministry day job to working on staff at my local church, leading is part of what I do and who I am. I sometimes even write about some of the things I have learned about leadership here and on […]
Alone time with God means you are opening yourself up to a new level of intimacy with him. It won’t always be pleasant, but I promise it will be worth it.
Trust me, you need to do this if you don’t already. Here are 5 surprising benefits of taking a digital sabbatical for a day for a day or two–or longer.