Waiting Well

Being patient and waiting on God’s timing. If you’re like me, this is something I fail in pretty much every day.

So why does God continually subject us to this aspect that He just knows we’re always going to come up short in? What is, or what could be the point to all this torment? Okay, I get it—letting go and letting Him work it all out, right?

Well, maybe there’s more to it than just that.

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What-eva, I Do What I Want!

As Rae, (the author of this post) puts it best: “Because of all those chanting, ‘Pro-Choice,’ or, ‘Pro-Life,’ only a handful have ever been in the theoretical situations they’re so passionately arguing against.”

Here is a great example of being put first-hand into the situation of having to choose. And the redemptive power of the Holy Spirit to take control and transform lives, in more ways than one.

Thank you for having the courage to share your experiences Rae.

Real as the Streets

This post has been a long time coming. With the recent Women’s March on Washington and the topic of abortion. I guess now is as good a time as any to share.

So abortion.

I used to be Pro-Choice.

And really, I wasn’t Pro-Choice, I was Pro-Whatever the Hell I Want To Do.

Living like Cartman, “What-eva, I do what I want.

Then in my final year of college, I got knocked up. I didn’t think twice about scheduling an abortion. It was my body, my life, my choice, my blah, blah, blah…

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Dec. 28, 1983—Pope John Paul II visits his would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca in prison.

The Challenge in Loving Our Enemies

The sales clerk that gives you unjustified attitude as you make a purchase from their store. The manager who doesn’t respect your presence in the workplace. The neighbor that doesn’t discipline their kids for leaving trash strewn about your property.

How difficult is it to love people like this despite their apparent flaws? INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. Continue reading

One Minute of Encouragement

Recently, I got a chance to chat with Dylon, who also attends Core Creek Community Church with me. Dylon’s a guy that just radiates positive energy every time I see him. And now you can pick up on that same energy in his new YouTube channel called The One Minute Meeting. The vlog aims to help people have the best day possible, one minute at a time.

Just one minute of positive encouragement each day. How simplistically effective is that? Continue reading

Destined for More than This

Do you ever wake up in the morning knowing that you’re destined to do something great? A feeling that there just has to be something more to your life than where it is now? Or maybe you are one of the few that actually loves what you do now and can’t think of anything else in the world you’d rather be doing. For people in the latter, life is pretty fulfilling once they are “living the dream.”

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Creator of All, But Only Father to Some

God is the creator of all…but only the father to some. Check out Matthew 7:21-23 and you’ll see what I mean.

Matthew 7:21-23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

A few years ago, before I read that particular passage I used to think that if a person accepted Christ as their personal Savior then boom—they’d get into Heaven. Never mind if they lived a terrible life after that, because Christ was the key.

Then I read that passage—Jesus’ words, direct from Him to His disciples, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. Continue reading