Do pitfalls & potholes reveal God?

So why is it we are so bent on a life without conflict if the pastor’s premise is true in that conflict is even a part of the relationship we have with God? According to the pastor, growth does not occur without conflict. The example of an athelete training his or her body for competition is one but many such metaphores that can be used to illustrate this point.

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Social media and single Christians

Social media, for its various ills, does have its shining examples worthy of notice, particularly by the Christian community. No longer are the large Christian media and outreach organizations the sole purveyors of issues that the church ought to, but still sadly, isn’t talking about. My purpose here isn’t necessarily to criticize the larger Christian organizations,…

Lyrics that help to heal

I’ve always liked music. As a child I fiddled around with the piano and organ. I gave the trumpet a try in the 5th grade before health issues forced me to stop. While I can’t carry a tune in a bucket my iPod has enough music of many genre’s on it that it would take…

Updated: Pornography’s double standard

This has been updated since I earlier posted the link to a blog written by Melissa Jenna, which I first discovered thanks to the Facebook posting of Jeff Bethke, the poet now famous for his “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus” video that went viral on YouTube not too long ago. Both address the…

Life is meant to be a verb: live it!

Have you ever had one of those moments where things seemed to build into a near-crescendo in a life-changing sort of way? I think I’m in the midst of one of those moments in time. Driving truck isn’t one of those things that I dreamed of doing as a kid. It’s certainly not one of…

Can it be coincidence?

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you hear things on the radio, listen to a sermon and have other things come into your brain that make you wonder… Is someone orchestrating the stuff I’m hearing? Is someone trying to get my attention? What is my response? It’s been one of those weeks!…