OK, so it seems like everyone has an opinion on the evil Starbucks red cups. No, I really don’t think they are evil, but it sure seems like lots of people do. I can’t believe the number of people out there talking about how Starbucks is anti-Christmas simply because they have the audacity to put … More Beware the Red Cups!
Do you ever find one of those songs? You know, the one that you just can’t stop listening to. It just seems to speak directly into your soul. It’s almost like it was written just for you to hear. Well, I have one of those. I’ve found myself listening to this song a lot – … More Even When I’m At My Darkest
I’ve recently read several articles that have placed a negative spin on the use of music during worship services. One article claimed that using music to move us and bring us closer to God is more pagan than Christian. It goes on to say the use of music has marginalized God’s Word because faith doesn’t come … More The Power of Music
There are certainly many Christian radio stations one can listen to. Visit most cities and you’re bound to find at least one. I do enjoy listening to these stations from time to time. The problem I have with them is the tend to play the same few songs over and over again. Those who know … More Great Christian Songs You May Never Hear
I’ve heard it said that the three most important words a person can hear are, “I love you”. I’ll agree that, if they are from the heart, those are important words. However, I think there are four words a person can hear that are more powerful and more meaningful. In fact, I personally feel very … More The Prayers of a Friend
The past couple of days have been a mixed bag of emotions. There is just so much on my mind right now I’m not even sure where to start. Much of this is personal, but I felt the need to write it down and share…so here we go. This week has been very busy … More So Much on my Mind
I spent the past week in Atlanta, GA (East Atlanta, to be precise) with this amazing group of students and leaders. To be completely honest, I had some doubts about going on the trip. I wasn’t sure what we were going to be doing, and I just wasn’t sure I was using my vacation time … More Mission Trip 2014: Atlanta, GA
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “selling out” as betraying ones cause or associates especially for personal gain. Most people would probably agree with that. When we think of someone selling out, it usually isn’t a good thing. But, I’m looking at it differently. I want to sell out in a positive way. Allow me to explain. I … More Sold Out
I had to go out yesterday evening and do some shopping for some items I needed. I wasn’t thinking about it being Good Friday, which should not have made a difference. However, I was surprised at how many people were out shopping. It looked more like Christmas than Easter. After walking through the store and … More What is a Holiday?
We are just over halfway through January and I have already known of 8 people who have passed away this year. Of those, I personally knew 3 of them. Each of these deaths have affected me or someone I know. The purpose of this post isn’t to talk about these deaths or the grief that … More Time is Short: What Are You Doing?