One of my favorite ministries is Fireproof Ministries. It's a multi-faceted ministry with several branches, including XXX Church. One of their primary goals is to reach out to those that work in porn and simply love them by showing them the love of Christ. I recently received, as a perk for donating to a recent fundraiser, a copy … Continue reading Jesus Loves Porn Stars. Just Making Sure We Were All Aware.
Probably the worst part of going to any doctor's office - physician, dentist, chiropractor, orthodontist, ER, you name it - is having to wait. You come in, "check in," then sit with everyone else who has an issue just like you. You flip through a magazine, scroll through your smartphone, watch the overhanging TV or … Continue reading With Grace, You Don’t Have to Sit in a Waiting Room
OK, so a little personal embarrassing confession time here. When I was younger, I liked the music of Clay Aiken. I actually got made fun of at school for it. But I liked it. One of his standout songs was "Measure of a Man." The chorus is catchy, and it gets stuck in my head … Continue reading What Is It That Is Desired Most in a Man?
Note: This is the continuation of a series on the idea of not giving up in different scenarios. Previous posts include entries on work and relationships. The previous posts have not had a particular audience, it can be applied generally. But my heart is for the Church, for the body of Christ. So the next two … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: Even When You’re Depressed and Anxious Like Me
We live in a culture of vehement disagreement. Just take a look at your News Feed. Every day, I see (and am sometimes involved in) conversations on someone's Facebook post that revolves around a vehement disagreement on some political or societal issue. Sometimes that disagreement can be over something trivial and the disagreement can be … Continue reading As Far As It Depends on You, Just Get Along With People on Social Media
"Actually, there is a word for that. It’s love. I’m in love with her, okay? If you’re looking for the word that means caring about someone beyond all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, it’s love." I've mentioned before how one of my favorite shows … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: Even When Relationships Are Stressing You Out
So I just started watching Cheers. I'm an episode-and-a-half in as of the beginning of writing this, and I love it. The characters are fantastic, the setting is brilliant and the dialogue is snappy and funny. Maybe it's just the show, but a bar seems like a lovely place to work to me. You've got a … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: Even When Work Seems Like It Will Never End
I'm someone who likes to give up. Always have been. My mom has told me several times that when I was younger, I would start to build a block tower. If the tower collapsed, I would give up. Most kids would probably try again. But me? Nah, I'd quit. For whatever reason, I wouldn't find … Continue reading Don’t Give Up: A Series on Why You Shouldn’t Quit on Yourself
I write a lot of serious things on this blog. Sometimes I think I get too serious that I don't know how to lighten up. I love music. At least listening to it. Playing music isn't something I'm really that good at. So here are my favorite songs from each of the 23 years I've … Continue reading My Favorite Songs from Each of the 24 Years I’ve Been Alive from the Billboard Top 100
Author's note: This is a hypothetical letter to a new Christian who has just accepted Jesus. The focus is specific, but the truths are timeless. Dear my new brother/sister in Christ, I was reading Psalm 113 in my Bible this morning and found these verses: He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the … Continue reading Welcome to the Family of God: A Letter to a New Christian