I live in one of the most unchurched cities in America (most polls have Portland at #10 or #11) and one discussion I have often with people new to church or highly against church is “the Bible is old, not relevant and doesn’t apply to my life”. I actually believe the Bible is becoming more […]Read more "THANKS FOR THE DAD TALK"
Have you ever met an older cranky person? And I don’t mean just irritable during a long line at the grocery store or overly opinionated at the family gathering. I mean the ‘life is always half empty; no one is trustworthy; hide your money everyone is out to get it; life is never worth it; […]Read more "SIT. STAND. WALK"
I don’t know what you think about tattoo’s, but I personally love them. I think they are amazing art and can tell amazing stories. I have actually had meaningful discussions about Jesus because of the tattoo’s I have. There is a big trend right now within the tattoo world of people getting their scars or […]Read more "YOUR SCARS ARE BEAUTIFUL"
Have you ever wanted to just quit on life? Those days that just keep having one wrong turn after another, bad news after bad news. Im sure at some point in your life you said or even shouted the words “I give up! I can’t do this! I quit!” I love how Eugene Peterson writes […]Read more "AIR FOR THE SOUL"
Have you ever had a day dream and have no idea where it came from? Was it God? Was it me? Was it something someone said to me? Maybe, it was the taco bell I ate late last night.. (Im sorry all you health freaks, it was a sinful mistake I know.) I have come […]Read more "GOOD OR GOD?"
I don’t know about you, but I am a person of routine. I go to the same Starbucks everyday, I have my few specific restaurants I like and I usually get the same thing every time I’m there. When I was a youth pastor, my schedule was pretty close to the same every week. Every […]Read more "BREAK THE PATTERN"
How many people do you meet, that when you ask them “how are you doing?” their response is “GREAT, I’m SO happy about today and I’m so fulfilled!”. I don’t know about you, but I don’t interact with that person on a daily basis and when I do it almost comes from a sarcastic tone. 1 […]Read more "WHEN IS THEN?"