Prayer and Anxiety Are Like a Really Badly Mixed Drink

I hate silence. Silence gets on my nerves. So if you see me at work or at home, there's probably something being played, whether it's a TV show episode or music or something that goes into my ears. Just about the only time there's nothing played is when I'm in conversation with someone, and that's … Continue reading Prayer and Anxiety Are Like a Really Badly Mixed Drink

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You Don’t Have to Run Away

Everywhere that you turn Somehow every face is another bridge that you burn So you fade, you can't stay If you can find another life in another place And hope the world forgets your name But I can't, no I won't, forget you I think there's a bit of fantasy in every kid where they … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Run Away

Josh Duggar, Christian Celebrities and Misguided Choices of Idols

So here we go again. Another Christian celebrity is in the spotlight for something, and the Christian army is going to war to fight for him. Josh Duggar, one of the "19 Kids and Counting" on TLC, was investigated in 2006 for inappropriately touching minors when he was a teenager. In Touch magazine reported it … Continue reading Josh Duggar, Christian Celebrities and Misguided Choices of Idols

A Conversation Between Me and God, After a Sin

A conversation with God about my sin. ME: Well, God, I did it again, I sinned. I screwed up, I did something I shouldn't have. I feel like crap right now. GOD: (silent) ME: Well, are you there? Are you even listening? GOD: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.¹ … Continue reading A Conversation Between Me and God, After a Sin

The Great Depth of ‘All Things for Our Good’

I'll just be straight with you: Romans 8:28 got me through my senior year of college. I had a lot of ups and downs during that year. I had a potential job fall through, I dealt with a lot of depression and anxiety and I graduated with no guaranteed employment after the end of the … Continue reading The Great Depth of ‘All Things for Our Good’

The Christian Bachelor: Episode 8 – Season Finale

Last Week on The Christian Bachelor: Caleb spent days in Ottawa and the surrounding area with Maggie and Savannah separately. This week, we find out Caleb's pick. On Friday, Caleb hangs out with Phil, his brother Aaron and his brother’s girlfriend, who had been spending time with Savannah and Maggie on days off for each … Continue reading The Christian Bachelor: Episode 8 – Season Finale

The Christian Bachelor: Episode 7 – Down to the Wire

Last Week on The Christian Bachelor: Rebecca was eliminated after family dates, and Caleb got a brush with fame at his church, which threw him off a little bit. This week, it's time for the final dates. It's crunch time. Date 6: Day Dates in Ottawa - Ottawa, Ont., Canada - Tuesday and Thursday, week … Continue reading The Christian Bachelor: Episode 7 – Down to the Wire

Oh, Oh, We Need Each Other

One of the most dangerous times for me is when I'm physically alone. When I distance myself from people and from interaction with humanity, my mind begins to run marathons and sprint the 100-meter dash over and over again. Often, my mind begins to tell me that I am alone, that no one really cares … Continue reading Oh, Oh, We Need Each Other

The Christian Bachelor: Episode 6 – All in the Family

Last Week on The Christian Bachelor: Anna left the show after Carrie and Hayden were eliminated, shaking up the whole process. So there's just three left: Rebecca, Savannah and Maggie. This week, family dates. Date 5: Family Dates - Sanford, N.C. - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, week 4 First up, Rebecca. The group has a delicious dinner … Continue reading The Christian Bachelor: Episode 6 – All in the Family

Don’t Wipe Your Eyes. Tears Remind You You’re Alive.

Yesterday, I wrote about the idea that we hurt ourselves by our actions, our sinful behaviors that bring us down and distract us from our relationship with Jesus. Today, I want to cover a different kind of self-hurt. Self-harm. I've found myself more and more writing and talking about things that we don't talk about … Continue reading Don’t Wipe Your Eyes. Tears Remind You You’re Alive.